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From Malay rentas (traverse).

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rentice (plural rentices)

  1. (Brunei, Malaysia) An access path cleared through vegetation to facilitate mineral exploration or the construction, safe operation and maintenance of power transmission lines or pipelines.
    • 1944, Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers, volumes 23-24, page 53:
      A rentice (path) was then cleared along a straight line from Bukit Kepayang to the Jenka pass. Pegs were driven in along this rentice at 100-yard intervals, the spacing of the pegs being measured by a ¼-inch diameter wire rope 300 feet long.

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