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scout in Occupations topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscoutscout1 /skaʊt/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 a) the ScoutsDLC an organization for boys that teaches them practical skills b) (also boy scout)DLC a boy who is a member of this organization2 (also Girl Scout) American EnglishDLC a girl who is a member of an organization for girls that teaches them practical things syn guide British English3 PMa soldier, plane etc that is sent to search the area in front of an army and get information about the enemy 🔊 He sent three scouts ahead to take a look at the bridge.4 (also talent scout)BO someone whose job is to look for good sports players, musicians etc in order to employ them 🔊 He was spotted by a scout at the age of 13.
Examples from the Corpus
scout• He was killed in the assault soon after, but the information he had gained as a scout led to victory.• I've no interest in cub scouts.• Davis caught the attention of NBA scouts a few years ago.• The Spotted Tail scouts quickly overtook him.• But the scouts were very aware that the fear of war was never far from their minds.• First came the scouts, clever, graceful, quiet.• But the decision seems to be a hit with the scouts.