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scout

1. (esp at Oxford University) a college servant
2. Obsolete (in Britain) a patrolman of a motoring organization
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

scout

[skau̇t]
(engineering)
An engineer who makes a preliminary examination of promising oil and mining claims and prospects.
(navigation)
To search an area by following an orderly pattern of courses.
A craft engaged in search.

Scout

[skau̇t]
(aerospace engineering)
A four-stage all-solid-propellant rocket, used as a space probe and orbital test vehicle; first launched July 1, 1960, with a 150-pound (68-kilogram) payload.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

scout

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To probe an airspace or a surface area for the presence of something. To search for hostile aircraft, submarines, or targets. A scout helicopter can guide the strike aircraft and/or attack helicopter onto the target. A slower fixed-wing aircraft can also act as a scout.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

Scout

Tonto’s horse. [TV: “The Lone Ranger” in Terrace, II, 34; Radio: “The Lone Ranger” in Buxton, 143]
See: Horse
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Amazon Scout

A shopping service from Amazon. Launched in 2018, Scout displays samples of various products from furniture to fabrics, and based on the user's Thumbs Up or Down, recommends similar items. See Amazon.com.
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| Some of the Huddersfield Scouts attending the World Scout Jamboree in Japan |next year celebrate Yorkshire Day: Beth Halligan, Jake Hutchinson, Ella Taylor, Isobel Townend, Gary Smith and Abby McLaughlin.
The Boy Scouts of America's National Council voted May 23 to allow openly gay youths admittance as members into the 103-year-old organization.
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