What does the word scout mean?

Usage examples for scout

  1. Never had the thought of the mountains and the lonely forest been so grateful to this scout before. – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  2. His permanent dream was to be a pirate, or a pilot, or a bandit, or a trapper- scout; something gorgeous and active, where his word- his nod, even- constituted sufficient law. – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
  3. " I am a scout," replied Harry. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn