verb (used with or without object), re·con·noi·tred, re·con·noi·tring. Chiefly British.
Related formsre·con·noi·trer, noun
Examples from the Web for reconnoitre
They tucked the mesdames under their arms, and went out to reconnoitre.In Vanity Fair|Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
Harry was ordered to reconnoitre the trench with two scouts.The Secret Battle|A. P. Herbert
At daylight the next morning two hundred men were sent in boats to reconnoitre and attack the fort.Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)|Charles Morris
Ith, having been sent to reconnoitre, was slain, and the Milesians now invaded Ireland in force.The Religion of the Ancient Celts|J. A. MacCulloch
Late one afternoon in the month of July, 1901, I set out to this village to reconnoitre it in person.In the Shadow of Death|P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald