pickeer

verb
pick·​eer | \pi-ˈkir \
pickeered; pickeering; pickeers

Definition of pickeer 

intransitive verb

archaic

: to skirmish in advance of an army also : scout, reconnoiter

First Known Use of pickeer

1644, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pickeer

probably modification of French picorer to maraud, perhaps from Middle French pecore sheep, from Old Italian pecora — more at pecorino

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