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pickeer

[pik-eer] /pɪkˈɪər/
verb (used without object), Obsolete
1.
to engage in skirmishes in advance of troops of an army.
2.
to reconnoiter; scout; survey.
Origin
1635-1645
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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