respot

verb
re·spot | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈspät \
variants: or re-spot
respotted or re-spotted; respotting or re-spotting

Definition of respot 

transitive verb

: 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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