Simple Definition of reconnoiter
: to go to (a place or area) in order to find out information about a military enemy : to do a reconnaissance of (a place)
Examples of reconnoiter
An expedition reconnoitered the coast to find out the exact location of enemy forces.
They were sent ahead to reconnoiter.
Variants of reconnoiter
Origin of reconnoiter
obsolete French reconnoître, literally, to recognize, from Old French reconoistre — more at recognize
First Known Use: 1707
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