respot

verb re·spot \ (ˌ)rē-ˈspät \
variants: or re-spot
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of respot

respotted or re-spotted; respotting or re-spotting
: to spot (something or someone) again; especially : to move or return (something) to an appropriate or designated location
  • (American football) The clock stops at the end of incomplete pass plays, when a player goes out of bounds, or when a penalty is called. The clock starts again when the ball is re-spotted by an official.
  • —Anne Floyd
  • (snooker) … due to the even score the black [ball] had to be respotted.
  • Lithgow (Australia) Mercury
  • … handles the calls if the bowling balls get stuck or pins need to be respotted, etc.
  • —Bill Ryan
  • Parker served as the ship's flight deck officer, a position that had to be filled by an aviator. His responsibilities included spotting and respotting planes for take off and landing, and managing the flight deck.
  • —Gregory Orear

First Known Use of respot

1849

in the meaning defined above

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