American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang Reconnaissance.
- n. UK, Canada, military slang Reconnaissance.
- adj. UK, Canada, military slang Relating to reconnaissance.
- v. UK, Canada, military slang Reconnoitre.
- n. reconnaissance (by shortening)
- Abbreviation of reconnaissance. (Wiktionary)
“This was our 'recce' - short for 'recreation committee'.”
“I'm not convinced that 'recce by stealth' (aka recce by death) was ever an act of war anyway - in WW2, medium recce regiments quickly dumped their light tanks for a mixture of medium tanks”
“The prisoner who wanted to raise something would speak to his representative who would in turn discuss it with the three under him and pass it on to the other 'recce' representative.”
“Wayne's success was built on solid homework; social engineers "recce" their targets leading up to their attacks.”
“Rather than worrying about themselves, Tingley said the "recce" patrol's job was to ensure the safety of Afghans.”
“He argued that according to the investigation agencies, Headley had also conducted 'recce' of the Osho Ashram in Pune near which a blast took place on February 13.”
“He was taking part in Operation Panchai Palang and had been part of a patrol in the Babaji area of Helmand province tasked to "recce" a suitable area for a polling station in the forthcoming Afghan presidential elections.”
“An initial strategic "recce" was conducted recently by Canadian Operational Support Command”
“Planning to spend Christmas Hols in Oz this year as a final 'recce' (family last went 4 years ago, so are keen for another look).”
“According to a Mumbai crime branch official, the ten terrorists had not come to Mumbai before this to conduct any 'recce' and they had learnt about the locations with the help of Google Earth.”
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