re·​stack (ˌ)rē-ˈstak How to pronounce restack (audio)
restacked; restacking

transitive verb

: to stack (something) again
At the end of its shift, the crew unloads the sacks from the boat and restacks them on seafood trucks.Barry Yeoman
… emptying shelves, then cleaning and restacking them with what he had decided to keep.Jess Cammack
a twist of fate that restacked the deck/odds in their favor

Examples of restack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The property owners have asked to install a new filter fabric liner beneath the rocks, restack the rocks, and backfill the wall with sand. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 Keeping the top and bottom pieces the same, restack the others in a different order. Blair Donovan, Country Living, 12 Aug. 2022 The property owners have asked to relocate or replace the filter fabric beneath the boulders, replace about 20 percent of the rocks that have fallen or rolled away, and restack the remaining ones. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 May 2022 For volunteering to restack, protect and catalog the 1923 Crocker Theater pieces for future use. Gloria Casas,, 25 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of restack was in 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Restack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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