Reconnoiter (name explanation)
re·con·noi·ter [ree-kuh-noi-ter, rek-uh-] –verb (used with object) 1. to inspect, observe, or survey (the enemy, the enemy's strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes. 2. to examine or survey (a region, area, etc.) for engineering, geological, or other purposes. –verb (used without object) 3. to make a reconnaissance.