PIONEER , properly a
See also:foot-soldier (Med .
See also:Lat. pedo, pedonis, through O . Fr. peonnier, pionnier, cf . "
See also:pawn ") who with
See also:axe and other implements, precedes an army or smaller military
See also:body, and clears or makes a road, digs intrenchments, prepares a camping ground, &c . The word is thus applied to all who, actually or figuratively, are first in exploring or working an undiscovered or undeveloped
See also:country or
See also:field of inquiry .
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