verb (used with object), verb (used without object), recurved, recurving.
to curve or bend back or backward.

1590–1600; < Latin recurvāre, equivalent to re- re- + curvāre to curve Unabridged
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recurve (rɪˈkɜːv)
to curve or bend (something) back or down or (of something) to be so curved or bent
[C16: from Latin recurvāre from re- + curvāre to curve]

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Example sentences
Deer taken with a straight limb bow, recurve bow or compound bow will be
  registered as taken with a vertical bow.
Long bows, recurve bows, compound bows and crossbows are all permitted.
Deer taken with straight limb, recurve or compound bows will be registered as
  taken with vertical bows.
Compound, longbow and recurve bows are allowed on the range.
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