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.]
To examine with the eye to make a preliminary examination or survey of; esp., to survey with a view to military or engineering operations.
Sir H. Walpole.
© Webster 1913.