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recurve

[ri-kurv] /rɪˈkɜrv/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), recurved, recurving.
1.
to curve or bend back or backward.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin recurvāre, equivalent to re- re- + curvāre to curve
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Examples for recurve
  • 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.
  • Crossbows can be used in any hunting season and for all species where the use of a compound, recurve or longbow is allowed.
  • Deer taken with a straight limb bow, recurve bow, or compound bow will be registered as taken with a vertical bow.
  • Spend evenings improving your skills with a longbow, recurve bow or compound bow.
  • A recurve crossbow is a bow that has tips curving away from the archer.
British Dictionary definitions for recurve

recurve

/rɪˈkɜːv/
verb
1.
to curve or bend (something) back or down or (of something) to be so curved or bent
Word Origin
C16: from Latin recurvāre from re- + curvāre to curve
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