reroute

verb re·route \ (ˌ)rē-ˈrüt , -ˈrau̇t \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reroute

rerouted; rerouting
1 T : to send or direct (something) on or along a different route
  • rerouting flights/traffic
  • Bypassing roads, of course, was a prime consideration in rerouting the trail …
  • —Paul Dunphy
  • automatically reroutes incoming calls
2 I : to switch to a different route
  • The storm forced planes/ships to reroute.

First Known Use of reroute

1869

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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