Definitions for Patrolpəˈtroʊl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pa•trolpəˈtroʊl(v.; n.)-trolled, -trol•ling
(v.t.)(of a police officer, soldier, etc.) to pass regularly along (a specified route) or through (a specified area) in order to maintain order and security.
(v.i.)to pass along or through such a route or area for this purpose.
(n.)a person or group of persons that patrols.
an automobile, ship, plane, squadron, fleet, etc., assigned to patrol an area.
a military detachment detailed for reconnaissance, combat, or other special assignment.
the act of patrolling.
(in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts) a subdivision of a troop, usu. consisting of about eight members.
Origin of patrol:
1655–65; < F patrouille (n.), patrouiller (v.) patrol, orig. a pawing (n.), to paw (v.) in mud; der. (with suffixal -ouille) of patte paw; -r- unexplained
a detachment used for security or reconnaissance
the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes
a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security
maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to go around checking an area at regular intervals
Police patrolled the center of town.
a group that patrols an area, or the act of patrolling an area
patrol cars; a police patrol; soldiers on patrol during the night
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.
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.
The guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to 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.
To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.
To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat.
to go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat
t To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat
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
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
the guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol
any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it; also, the men thus guarding; as, a customs patrol; a fire 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 Terms
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
Rank popularity for the word 'Patrol' in Nouns Frequency: #2809
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Translations for Patrol
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a group of people etc who patrol an area
They came across several army patrols in the hills.
- دَوْرِيَّه عَسْكَرِيَّهArabic
- patrulhaPortuguese (BR)
- die PatroullieGerman
- گروه گشتFarsi
- गश्ती टोलीHindi
- گروه گشتPersian
- د ګزمی دلهPashto
- obhodna stražaSlovenian
- 巡邏兵Chinese (Trad.)
- дозір; патрульUkrainian
- گشت لگانے والي جماعتUrdu
- đội tuần traVietnamese
- 巡逻兵Chinese (Simp.)
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