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recon

Syllabification: re·con
North American informal

Definition of recon in English:

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌkän, riˈkän
 
 
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Short for reconnaissance.
Example sentences
  • These methods are necessary to avoid letting enemy forces know they are under surveillance and to protect the small recon teams from larger military units.
  • He conducts an in-depth recon and selection of proposed battery positions.
  • Like the characters of his novel, West served as a member of a five-man recon patrol.

verb

Pronunciation: /rəˈkän
 
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(recons, reconning, reconned) Back to top  
short for reconnoiter.
Example sentences
  • It seems they are concerned that their fortification is being, in some way, reconned for further attack.
  • He reconned a pool in York, Pennsylvania, and knew lots of spots in Jersey and New York City for us to skate.
  • In the past few days they had reconned the entire lower portion of the east face.

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