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repechage (ˌrɛpɪˈʃɑːʒ Pronunciation for repechage



  1. a heat of a competition, esp in rowing or fencing, in which eliminated contestants have another chance to qualify for the next round or the final

Word Origin

C19: from French repêchage literally: fishing out again, from re- + pêcher to fish + -age

Example Sentences Including 'repechage'

Lindberg and Presti advanced to the quarters from the repechage round, which finished this afternoon.
Yachting Boating World (2004)
SPRINT First round (winners to 2nd rd round, losers to repechage ): Heat 1: Ryan Bayley (Aus) d S. Nimke (Ger).
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
Second round: (winners to quarter-finals, losers to repechage ): Heat 1: Ryan Bayley (Aus) d J. Ng (Mas).
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
The Britain eight are expected to challenge Poland, who won the other repechage , for bronze.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The British men's eight reached today's semi-finals the hard way by means of a repechage.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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