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Military a body of troops sent out in advance of the main body of an army.
2Generally Generally a group sent out in advance of any larger body of people, in order to carry out reconnaissance, preparatory work, etc.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in James Shirley (bap. 1596, d. 1666), playwright and poet.
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