noun Date: 1956 an archery bow whose tips are curved toward the back

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  • Recurve — Re*curve (r?*k?rv ), v. t. To curve in an opposite or unusual direction; to bend back or down. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recurve — [rē kʉrv′] vt., vi. recurved, recurving [L recurvare < re , back + curvare < curvus: see CURVE] to curve or bend back or backward …   English World dictionary

  • Recurve — Ein Skythe spannt seinen Bogen Recurve Der Bogen ist eine Abschussvorrichtung für Pfeile. Seit der jüngeren Altsteinzeit (30.000–10.000 v. Chr.) nutzen Menschen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • recurve — /ri kerrv /, v.t., v.i., recurved, recurving. to curve or bend back or backward. [1590 1600; < L recurvare, equiv. to re RE + curvare to CURVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • recurve — verb a) To curve again, to rebend. b) To curve back on itself …   Wiktionary

  • recurve — rɪ kÉœrv / kɜːv v. bend or curve something backward; bend or curve something in the opposite direction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • recurve — verb chiefly Biology bend backwards. noun Archery a bow that curves forward at the ends, straightening out when the bow is drawn. Derivatives recurvature noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • recurve — re•curve [[t]rɪˈkɜrv[/t]] v. t. v. i. curved, curv•ing to curve or bend backward or upward • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L recurvāre=re re +curvāre to bend, der. of curvus; see curve …   From formal English to slang

  • recurve — [c]/riˈkɜv/ (say ree kerv) verb (recurved, recurving) –verb (i) 1. to curve or bend back or backwards. –verb (t) 2. to curve or bend (something) back or backwards …   Australian English dictionary

  • recurve — & intr. bend backwards. Derivatives: recurvate adj. recurvature n. Etymology: L recurvare recurvat (as RE , curvare bend) …   Useful english dictionary

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