/ree en"tree/ , n. , pl. reentries .
1. an act of reentering.
2. the return from outer space into the earth's atmosphere of an earth-orbiting satellite, spacecraft, rocket, or the like.
3. Law. the retaking of possession under a right reserved in a prior conveyance.
4. Also called reentry card . Bridge, Whist. a card that will win a trick enabling one to regain the lead previously lost, esp. the lead from a particular hand.
Also, re-entry, reentrance, re-entrance /ree en"treuhns/ .
[ 1425-75; late ME; see RE-, ENTRY ]