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English definition of “reconnoitre”

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 forcesThe armed forces generally
(Definition of reconnoitre verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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