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

Syn: ↑reconnaissance
Derivationally related forms: ↑reconnoitre (for: ↑reconnaissance), ↑reconnoiter (for: ↑reconnaissance)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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