(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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun, verb -ces, -ceing, -ced or -ceed

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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