Vocabulary

Word for the day…

Reconnoiter ree-kuh-NOI-ter

1. To make an inspection or observation.

2. To inspect, observe, or survey (the enemy, the enemy’s strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes.

3. To examine or survey a region or area for engineering, geological, or other purposes.

It was necessary to reconnoiter the corral, in order to ascertain if it was occupied. — Jules Verne, The Mysterious Island

I must ride up on that mountain, and reconnoiter; otherwise you see they might come down from the mountain. — Leo Tolstoy, A Russian Proprietor and Other Stories

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