re·​cheat ri-ˈchēt How to pronounce recheat (audio)
: a hunting call sounded on a horn to assemble the hounds

Word History


Middle English rechate, from rechaten to blow the recheat, from Anglo-French rechater, from Vulgar Latin *recaptare to gather, assemble, from Latin re- + captare to catch at, chase — more at catch

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Recheat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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