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.
Origin and Etymology of reconnoiter
obsolete French reconnoître, literally, to recognize, from Old French reconoistre — more at recognize
First Known Use: 1705
RECONNOITER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reconnoiter for English Language Learners
: to go to (a place or area) in order to find out information about a military enemy : to do a reconnaissance of (a place)
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