Definition of rencounter in English:

rencounter

noun

archaic
  • 1A chance meeting with someone.

    1. 1.1 A battle, skirmish, or duel.
      • ‘The idea of a Morgan too sensitive for ‘base rencounters’ challenges belief a little, but perhaps it was so.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]archaic
  • Meet by chance.

    ‘I wonder who those fellows were we rencountered last night’

Origin

Early 16th century: from French rencontre (noun), rencontrer meet face to face.

Pronunciation:

rencounter

/ˌrenˈkoun(t)ər/