re·con·noi·ter (rē′kə-noitər, rĕk′ə-)
v. re·con·noi·tered, re·con·noi·ter·ing, re·con·noi·ters
To make a preliminary examination of (an area or a group, for example), usually by moving around and observing, in order to gather information, especially for military purposes: reconnoitered the enemy positions.
To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
An act of reconnoitering.
[Obsolete French reconnoître, from Old French reconoistre, to recognize; see RECOGNIZE.]
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