reroute

verb
re·​route | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈrüt How to pronounce reroute (audio) , -ˈrau̇t \
rerouted; rerouting

Definition of reroute

transitive verb

1 transitive : 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 intransitive : 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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The first known use of reroute was in 1869

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“Reroute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reroute. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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reroute

verb

English Language Learners Definition of reroute

: to change the normal route of (something)

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