When a top-secret military team goes into an enemy country to check out their army, this is an example of reconnoiter.
intransitive verb-·tred, -·tring
Origin of reconnoiterFrench reconnoître, old form of reconnaître from Old French reconoistre: see recognizance
verbre·con·noi·tered, re·con·noi·ter·ing, re·con·noi·ters
Origin of reconnoiterObsolete French reconnoître from Old French reconoistre to recognize ; see recognize .
(third-person singular simple present reconnoiters, present participle reconnoitering, simple past and past participle reconnoitered)
- An act or instance of reconnoitering.
- The pilot reported the findings of his reconnoiter.