Rencounter

Definition of Rencounter

Ren`coun´ter   Pronunciation: r?n-koun´t?r
v. t.1.To meet unexpectedly; to encounter.
[imp. & p. p. Rencountered (-t?rd); p. pr. & vb/ n. Rencountering.]
2.To attack hand to hand.
v. i.1.To meet unexpectedly; to encounter in a hostile manner; to come in collision; to skirmish.
n.1.A meeting of two persons or bodies; a collision; especially, a meeting in opposition or contest; a combat, action, or engagement.
The justling chiefs in rude rencounter join.
- Granville.
2.A causal combat or action; a sudden contest or fight without premeditation, as between individuals or small parties.
The confederates should . . . outnumber the enemy in all rencounters and engagements.
- Addison.
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