a: a mustering of scattered forces to renew an effort
b: a summoning up of strength or courage after weakness or dejection
c: a recovery of price after a decline
d: a renewed offensive
: a mass meeting intended to arouse group enthusiasm
: a series of shots interchanged between players (as in tennis) before a point is won
also ral·lye[French rallye, from English 1rally]: an automobile competition using public roads and ordinary traffic rules with the object of maintaining a specified average speed between checkpoints over a route unknown to the participants until the start of the event
Automobile competition using public roads and ordinary traffic rules. The object is to maintain a specified average speed between checkpoints; the route is unknown to the driver and navigator until the start of the event. Such competition began in 1907 with a Beijing-to-Paris event (12,000 km [7,500 mi]). The Monte-Carlo rally began in 1911. The Dakar (Senegal) Rally (15,000 km [9,300 mi]) is considered one of the most grueling rally events.