[ UK /ɹˌiːkənˈɔ‍ɪtɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. exploring in order to gain information
    scouting in enemy territory is very dangerous
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How To Use reconnoitring In A Sentence

  • Early in the war Allied planners realized the value of scouts for reconnoitering enemy-held beaches.
  • Saturday - the synaxis of the birthday, if you will - was spent reconnoitering the Los Angeles Jewelry Mart. 29 December -- St Thomas of Canterbury
  • Furlong began to feel very uncomfortable; the conversation ended; down came the servant, to whom Furlong was about to address himself, when the man said, "He would be with him in a minit," and vanished; a sort of reconnoitering party, one by one, then passed through the hall, eyeing the stranger very suspiciously, any of them to whom Furlong ventured a word scurrying off in double-quick time. Handy Andy, Volume One A Tale of Irish Life, in Two Volumes
  • For all any Union unit on the hills around Gettysburg knew, or any cavalry unit like this one out reconnoitering knew, the battle might go on for days more.
  • Intended as a swift-moving reconnoitring force, the squadron's role was to locate enemy forces and to subsequently hold them at bay until the arrival of the main force.
  • Reconnoitring the _kainga_ in the light of the risen moon Hugh stealthily approached the palisade surrounding it. Adventures in Many Lands
  • The Confederacy's greatest soldier, General Stonewall Jackson, was shot dead by his own troops as he returned to his lines after reconnoitring Union positions during the battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863.
  • March 25th, 1945 saw members reconnoitering the beaches at the southwest tip of Tokashika Shima, a dangerous job as the landing beach was in a cove surrounded by easily defensible high ground.
  • If so, perhaps they were reconnoitering the nation's capital prior to an attack.
  • Owing to these qualities they are utilised for prolonged and searching reconnoitring duties such as strategical reconnaissances as distinct from the hurried and tactical reconnaissances carried out by fleeter machines. Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War
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