verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of reconnoiter
Examples from the Web for reconnoiter
Before exposing ourselves on top of the hill we crawled and stuck just our heads up, Indian scouts fashion, to reconnoiter.Pluck on the Long Trail|Edwin L. Sabin
Corporal Elliott, while we are attending to the prisoners you go on ahead and reconnoiter.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)|John McElroy
All the crew were safe, and Hobson expected that in time some Spanish officers would come out to reconnoiter the channel.Historic Adventures|Rupert S. Holland
Tupper had previously sent Logan and six other Indians to reconnoiter, and did not seem willing to go until they returned.
"I will reconnoiter our position while you make your toilet," she said, and slipped out of sight among the trees.The Girl from Alsace|Burton Egbert Stevenson
Word Origin and History for reconnoiter
also reconnoitre, 1707, "make a survey," from older French reconnoitre (Modern French reconnaître), from Old French reconoistre "to identify" (see recognize).