Rec`on*noi"ter, Rec`on*noi"tre (r?k`?n*noi"t?r), v. t. [F. reconnoitre, a former spelling of reconnaitre. See Recognize.]

1.

To examine with the eye to make a preliminary examination or survey of; esp., to survey with a view to military or engineering operations.

2.

To recognize.

[Obs.]

Sir H. Walpole.

 

© Webster 1913.

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