Definitions for "Repechage"
A competitive round in which paddlers who lost in the first heat are given a chance to advance further; from the French for "second chance."
a race (especially in rowing) in which runners-up in the eliminating heats compete for a place in the final race
A second chance given to losers of earlier heats in most match sprint competitions. The winner of a repechage continues on in the competition.
a tournament form in which entrants temporarily eliminated from the main event reenter after outstanding performance in a secondary event.