Rencounter

Ren*coun"ter

, n. [F. rencontre, from renconter to meet.] 1. A meeting of two persons or bodies; a collision; especially, a meeting in opposition or contest; a combat, action, or engagement.
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The justling chiefs in rude rencounter join.
Granville.
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2. A causal combat or action; a sudden contest or fight without premeditation, as between individuals or small parties.
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The confederates should . . . outnumber the enemy in all rencounters and engagements.
Addison.
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Syn. -- Combat; fight; conflict; collision; clash.
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