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addaword.gifdefinition of repechage

noun
in rowing, cycling, and other sports, an extra heat in which fast losers are given another chance to qualify for later rounds
Sullivan failed to advance to the women's sprint quarter-finals, placing second in her 1/8 repechage heat.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/08/2012 10:24:00
Definition of repechage from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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