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repechage  (ˌrɛpɪˈʃɑːʒ

Definitions

noun

  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

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