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  1. The act of reconnoitering.
    ''The pilot reported the findings of his .
    1. To survey something (generally an enemy's land and position).
      Our scout will the path ahead of our troops.
    • French: reconnaí®tre
    Etymology: From French reconnoítre (obsolete spelling of reconnaítre). Contrarily, there is also an obsolete 19th C UK English spelling reconnaitre (now reconnoitre).

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