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Verb: reconnoitre  ,ree-ku'noy-tu(r) or ,re-ku'noy-tu(r) [N. Amer], ,re-ku'noy-tu(r) [Brit]
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: reconnoiter)
  1. Explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
    "They were immediately confronted with an order from General Jackson to reconnoitre the British camp"; "He did not thoroughly reconnoitre with his cavalry towards the Dyle";
    - scout, reconnoiter [US], recce

Derived forms: reconnoitres, reconnoitred, reconnoitring

Type of: observe

Encyclopedia: Reconnoitre