reconnoitring


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reconnoitring

(ˌrɛkəˈnɔɪtərɪŋ)
n
(Military) military the activity of obtaining information about the geographical features of a place or about the size and position of an army there
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Noun1.reconnoitring - exploring in order to gain informationreconnoitring - exploring in order to gain information; "scouting in enemy territory is very dangerous"
reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission - the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy); "an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"
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Shortly after, we left this place, not thinking it safe to stay there longer, and proceeded to Cumberland river, reconnoitring that part of the country until March, 1771, and giving names to the different waters.
So saying he unbuckled his baldric with the bugle, took a feather from his cap, and gave them to Wamba; then drew a vizard from his pouch, and, repeating his charges to them to stand fast, went to execute his purposes of reconnoitring.
As he was reconnoitring the fort, he perceived an Indian peeping through an aperture.
Reconnoitring Party- Preparations for a Trading Post.
A reconnoitring party was sent up the river to ascertain the truth of the report.
Ferguson never ceased reconnoitring the country with eager eyes.
They had been built solely for reconnoitring purposes on the eastern frontier, they were mostly too small to carry more than a couple, of dozen men without arms or provisions, and not one could do forty miles.
The three groups now resembled so many fleets at sea, lying with their topsails to the masts, with the commendable precaution of reconnoitring, before each could ascertain who among the strangers might be considered as friends, and who as foes.
When his wife, reconnoitring in the kitchen cupboard, notices the brown sauce is almost finished, she, too, heads for the shops to replenish supplies.
Its tasks include detecting booby traps from the air, accompanying convoys and patrols, assisting forces in combat situations, reconnoitring and surveilling routes, establishing movement profiles and long-term monitoring, supporting situation assessments, and protecting property and military camps.
The first reconnoitring group comprising two French nationals, sent by the FPF and on their on way to Afghanistan was apprehended by the ISI in January this year from Lahore.