Complete Definition of "reconnoiter"

was wotd|2006|September|19
English

Etymology

From French reconnoître (obsolete spelling of reconnaître). Contrarily, there is also an obsolete 19th C UK English spelling reconnaitre (now reconnoitre).

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËrÉkÉËnÉɪtÉ/ (RP)
IPA|/ËrÉkÉËnÉɪtÉ/ (US)
audio|en-us-reconnoiter.ogg|Audio (US)

Alternative spellings
(mostly British) reconnoitre

Verb
en-verb

#To survey something (generally an enemy's land and position).
#:Our scout will reconnoiter the path ahead of our troops.

Synonyms
scout, survey

Translations

French: reconnaître
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Japanese: åµå¯ããï¼ã¦ããã¤ãã, teisatsu suruï¼
Russian: ÑазведÑваÑÑ, ÑекогноÑÑиÑоваÑÑ

Noun
en-noun

#The act of reconnoitering.
#:''The pilot reported the findings of his reconnoiter.

Translations

mid
Russian: Ñазведка f, ÑекогноÑÑиÑовка f

Related terms
recon
recce#Verb|recce
reconnaissance

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Revision and Credits for"reconnoiter"
  • 2007-12-06 01:36 - Jyril - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/69.86.192.27|69.86.192.27]] ([[User_talk:69.86.192.27|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:RobotGMwikt|RobotGMwikt]]

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