- (especially in British military use) reconnaissance: a pilot who spent three months on recce.
Also rec·co [rek-oh] /ˈrɛk oʊ/, rec·cy [rek-ee] /ˈrɛk i/.
Origin of recce
First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening and alteration
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Contemporary Examples of recce
Matt led his troops around the corner and joined the recce men in the shadows.The Night the SEALS Captured the Butcher of Fallujah
November 11, 2013
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Word Origin and History for recce
1941, military slang, short for reconnaissance.
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