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recce

[rek-ee] /ˈrɛk i/
noun
1.
(especially in British military use) reconnaissance:
a pilot who spent three months on recce.
Also, recco
[rek-oh] /ˈrɛk oʊ/ (Show IPA),
reccy
[rek-ee] /ˈrɛk i/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of recce
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; by shortening and alteration
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recce

/ˈrɛkɪ/
noun, verb -ces, -ceing, -ced, -ceed
1.
a slang word for reconnaissance, reconnoitre
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Word Origin and History for recce

1941, military slang, short for reconnaissance.

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