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reconnoitre in Military topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreconnoitrere‧con‧noi‧tre British English, reconnoiter American English /ˌrekəˈnɔɪtə $ ˌriːkəˈnɔɪtər/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PMto try to find out the position and size of your enemy’s army, for example by flying planes over land where their soldiers are2 to find out information about an area 🔊 All morning, the world’s top cyclists have been reconnoitring the course.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
reconnoitreLampard sent Dunn and Trooper Peck in a jeep to reconnoitre.One of the duke's groundsmen advised me to reconnoitre a nearby converted abbey which has recently been turned into a hotel.As the outriders can only move so fast, their ability to reconnoitre ahead is limited.This time, however, she was so late that she could not reconnoitre first.He sent two men to reconnoitre the approaching dark.One night in August 1969, therefore, the two men drove to Hallington to reconnoitre the line.Lampard would not raid without reconnoitring the target first.M, the title's hunter, has rented a room at an isolated house from which to reconnoitre the wilderness beyond.