scouter

[skou-ter]
noun
1.
a person who scouts.
2.
(often initial capital letter) a Boy Scout who is 18 years of age or over.

Origin:
1635–45; scout1 + -er1

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scout1 (skaʊt)
 
n
1.  a person, ship, or aircraft sent out to gain information
2.  military a person or unit despatched to reconnoitre the position of the enemy
3.  sport a person employed by a club to seek new players
4.  the act or an instance of scouting
5.  Compare gyp (esp at Oxford University) a college servant
6.  obsolete (in Britain) a patrolman of a motoring organization
7.  informal a fellow or companion
 
vb
8.  to examine or observe (anything) in order to obtain information
9.  (tr; sometimes foll by out or up) to seek
10.  (intr) to act as a scout for a sports club
11.  (intr; foll by about or around) to go in search (for)
 
[C14: from Old French ascouter to listen to, from Latin auscultāre to auscultate]
 
'scouter1
 
n

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The only snow geese he has seen are small, scouter flocks.
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