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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ren·coun·ter /rɛnˈkaʊntɚ/
 衝突,決鬥,論戰(vt.)(vi.)交戰,衝突,邂逅

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ren·coun·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rencountered p. pr. & vb/ n. Rencountering.]
 1. To meet unexpectedly; to encounter.
 2. To attack hand to hand. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ren·coun·ter, v. i. To meet unexpectedly; to encounter in a hostile manner; to come in collision; to skirmish.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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