recaptor

noun re·cap·tor \-ptə(r)\

Definition of recaptor

  1. 1 :  one that recaptures; specifically :  one that takes a prize at sea that had been previously taken

  2. 2 :  one that recovers (something) by recaption

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Origin and Etymology of recaptor

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


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