recontour

verb re·con·tour \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkän-ˌtu̇r \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of recontour

recontoured; recontouring; recontours
: to reshape the contour of (something)
  • The steep face of the pile, which had been nearly vertical before the collapse, has been recontoured to a more stable 40 degrees…
  • —Matthew Power
  • … I did backward leg raises while I washed the dishes, in hopes of recontouring my butt.
  • —Mary Roach

First Known Use of recontour

1913

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