mis·​route ˌmis-ˈrüt How to pronounce misroute (audio)
misrouted; misrouting

transitive verb

: to send (something) to an incorrect destination or by an incorrect route : to route (something) incorrectly
Having dispatch centers in such close proximity means some calls are misrouted to the wrong dispatch center …Wendy Culverwell
But misrouting a line or wire might put it in a position susceptible to chafing, heat, or other harm.Earl Heron

Examples of misroute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mailbags with about 80% of the Oscar ballots were misrouted, and ballots had to be re-sent. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misroute was in 1893

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“Misroute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misroute. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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