recaptor

noun
re·​cap·​tor | \ -ptə(r) \

Definition of recaptor

1 : one that recaptures specifically : one that takes a prize at sea that had been previously taken
2 : one that recovers (something) by recaption

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History and Etymology for recaptor

re- + Latin captus (past participle of capere to take, capture) + English -or

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“Recaptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recaptor. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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