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 in a sentence
An expedition reconnoitered the coast to find out the exact location of enemy forces.
They were sent ahead to reconnoiter.
Variants of reconnoiter
reconnoitreplay \ˌrē-kə-ˈnȯi-tər, ˌre-kə-\
Origin and Etymology of reconnoiter
obsolete French reconnoître, literally, to recognize, from Old French reconoistre — more at recognize
First Known Use: 1707
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