reconnoiterer

reconnoiter

[ree-kuh-noi-ter, rek-uh-]
verb (used with object)
1.
to inspect, observe, or survey (the enemy, the enemy's strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes.
2.
to examine or survey (a region, area, etc.) for engineering, geological, or other purposes.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make a reconnaissance.

Origin:
1700–10; < French reconnoître (now obsolete) to explore, Middle French reconoistre. See recognize

reconnoiterer, noun
unreconnoitered, adjective
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reconnoitre or reconnoiter (ˌrɛkəˈnɔɪtə)
 
vb
1.  to survey or inspect (an enemy's position, region of land, etc); make a reconnaissance (of)
 
n
2.  the act or process of reconnoitring; a reconnaissance
 
[C18: from obsolete French reconnoître to inspect, explore; see recognize]
 
reconnoiter or reconnoiter
 
vb
 
n
 
[C18: from obsolete French reconnoître to inspect, explore; see recognize]
 
recon'noitrer or reconnoiter
 
n
 
recon'noiterer or reconnoiter
 
n

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reconnoiter
1707, from Fr. reconnoître, from M.Fr. reconoistre "to identify" (see recognize).
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