pickeer

pickeer

[pik-eer]
verb (used without object) Obsolete.
1.
to engage in skirmishes in advance of troops of an army.
2.
to reconnoiter; scout; survey.

Origin:
1635–45; < Dutch pikeeren, variant of pikereien < French picorée < Spanish pecorea pillaging, literally, cattle-raiding, verbid of pecorear to carry off cattle, derivative of Latin pecus cattle

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