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- (British, Canadian) reconnoitre
From French reconnoître (obsolete spelling of reconnaître), from Latin recognoscere (“to recognize”). Contrarily, there is also an obsolete 19th-century British English spelling reconnaitre (now reconnoitre).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛkəˈnɔɪtə/, [ˌɹʷɛkəˈnɔɪ̯tʰə]
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛkəˈnɔɪtɚ/, [ˌɹˠɛkəˈnɔɪ̯ɾɚ]
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- (American spelling, transitive, intransitive, military) To perform a reconnaissance (of an area; an enemy position); to scout with the aim of acquiring information.
- Our scout will reconnoiter the path ahead of our troops.
perform a reconnaissance — See also translations at scout
reconnoiter (plural reconnoiters)
- (American spelling) An act or instance of reconnoitering.
- The pilot reported the findings of his reconnoiter.
instance of reconnoitering