Definition of recce in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛki/


Informal term for reconnaissance.
Example sentences
  • Our first visit in November was largely as a recce and investigation of possibilities.
  • During the recce, the helicopter would land on one of the islands used in aircraft bombing missions.
  • It's been a while since our last recce of the hardware sites.

verb (recces, recceing, recced)

informal term for reconnoitre.
Example sentences
  • Last August I was one of five Persians and four Westerners - three women and six men - who set off to recce a route by jeep through the deserts, mountains and ‘emptylands’ of north and north-east Iran.
  • We learned that shortly after the exercise started, they entered the area to recce the target.
  • A team of eight MPs spent a week in East Timor ahead of the minister's visit to recce the locations to be visited.


1940s: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with recce

Becky, kaiseki, techie

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