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English definition of “reconnoitre”


verb [I or T] specialized (US usually reconnoiter)     /ˌrek.əˈnɔɪ.tər/ US  /ˌriː.kəˈnɔɪ.t̬ɚ/
(of soldiers or military aircraft ) to get information about an area or the size and position of enemy forces The armed forces generally
(Definition of reconnoitre verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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