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Related to scouts: Cub scouts, Sea scouts

scout

1. (esp at Oxford University) a college servant
2. Obsolete (in Britain) a patrolman of a motoring organization

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.

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.

Scout

Tonto’s horse. [TV: “The Lone Ranger” in Terrace, II, 34; Radio: “The Lone Ranger” in Buxton, 143]
See: Horse
References in classic literature ?
It is so unworthy of you, this setting on of such a shameful scout.
Isn't it droll that I never go out after dark, but I find myself attended, always by one scout, and often by two?
I never go out after dark, but I find myself in the ludicrous situation of being followed and observed at a distance, always by one scout, and often by two.
Then Cathullin bade the scout summon his warriors to council.
Islamabad, February 22, 2012 (Frontier Star): President Asif Ali Zardari has called upon scouts to help tackle the situation arising out of extremism and intolerance and work for the creation of harmony and peace in society.
ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2012 (Balochistan Times): President Asif Ali Zardari has called upon scouts to help tackle the situation arising out of extremism and intolerance and work for the creation of harmony and peace in society.
13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scouts from every corner of the world will soon have the experience of a lifetime at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia [http://www.
It was a little more than threeyears ago when former sports agent Dennis Gilbert, now a partner in a high-end Beverly Hills insurance firm and a special assistant for the Chicago White Sox, mentioned to Tommy Lasorda that Gilbert and three other baseball officials were starting a foundation to assist scouts who had lost their jobs, their health insurance and, in a few cases, their lives.
The event, held to benefit the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America, recognized outstanding community service and leadership qualities and honored Pat A.
It's an ironic development: I'm a gay man, and I founded the original "Merit Badge University," a program to utilize the resources of the nation's universities to offer special Merit Badges to Scouts that they might not normally be able to earn.
CORRECTION: The radical ACLU has declared war against the Boy Scouts because the private group has an oath that dares to mention God and does not want perverted troop leaders.
On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth.