reconnoitre

[ree-kuh-noi-ter, rek-uh-]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), reconnoitred, reconnoitring. Chiefly British.

reconnoitrer, noun
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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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Example sentences
Arrived at the head of the stairs leading to the water, they paused in the angle of the wall to reconnoitre.
Incidentally, they lost their way at a crossroads, and the ex-President got out to reconnoitre.
Here he stopped, while one of the party went forward to reconnoitre.
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