Definitions for Patrolpəˈtroʊl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. patrol(noun)

    a detachment used for security or reconnaissance

  2. patrol(noun)

    the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes

  3. patrol(verb)

    a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security

  4. patrol, police(verb)

    maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. patrol(Noun)

    A going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts.

  2. patrol(Noun)

    A movement, by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts, to explore the country and gain intelligence of the enemy's whereabouts.

  3. patrol

    The guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol.

  4. patrol

    Any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it; also, the men thus guarding; as, a customs patrol; a fire patrol.

    In France there is an army of patrols to secure her fiscal regulations. -A. Hamilton.

  5. patrol(Verb)

    To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.

  6. patrol(Verb)

    To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Patrol(verb)

    to go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat

  2. Patrol

    t To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat

  3. Patrol(verb)

    a going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts

  4. Patrol(verb)

    a movement, by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts, to explore the country and gain intelligence of the enemy's whereabouts

  5. Patrol(verb)

    the guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol

  6. Patrol(verb)

    any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it; also, the men thus guarding; as, a customs patrol; a fire patrol

  7. Origin: [F. patrouiller, O. & Prov. F. patrouiller to paddle, paw about, patrol, fr. patte a paw; cf. D. poot paw, G. pfote, and E. pat, v.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Patrol

    A patrol is commonly a group of personnel, such as police officers or soldiers, that are assigned to monitor a specific geographic area.

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. patrol

    A detachment of ground, sea, or air forces sent out for the purpose of gathering information or carrying out a destructive, harassing, mopping-up, or security mission. See also combat air patrol.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Patrol' in Nouns Frequency: #2809


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