scout - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a person or vehicle sent out by an army to get information about the position and movements of the enemy
  2. 2
    British informal a search of an area
    scout round/around:

    I’ll have a scout round the village.

  3. 3
    someone whose job is to find and employ people who have special ability, especially for work in sports and entertainment

    a scout for a Broadway show

    See also talent scout