reconnoitre

[ ree-kuh-noi-ter, rek-uh- ]
/ ˌri kəˈnɔɪ tər, ˌrɛk ə- /

verb (used with or without object), re·con·noi·tred, re·con·noi·tring. Chiefly British.


Nearby words

  1. reconnaissance,
  2. reconnaissance car,
  3. reconnaissance satellite,
  4. reconnect,
  5. reconnoiter,
  6. reconquer,
  7. reconquest,
  8. reconsider,
  9. reconsideration,
  10. reconsignment

Related formsre·con·noi·trer, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for reconnoitre

reconnoitre

US reconnoiter

/ (ˌrɛkəˈnɔɪtə) /

verb

to survey or inspect (an enemy's position, region of land, etc); make a reconnaissance (of)

noun

the act or process of reconnoitring; a reconnaissance
Derived Formsreconnoitrer or US reconnoiterer, noun

Word Origin for reconnoitre

C18: from obsolete French reconnoître to inspect, explore; see recognize

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