por·​rect pə-ˈrekt How to pronounce porrect (audio)
: extended forward
porrect antennae

Word History


Latin porrectus, past participle of porrigere to stretch out, from por- forward + regere to direct — more at portend, right

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of porrect was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Porrect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porrect. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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