misroute

verb

mis·​route ˌmis-ˈrüt How to pronounce misroute (audio)
-ˈrau̇t
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

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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Cite this Entry

“Misroute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misroute. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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