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Noun: patrol  pu'trówl
  1. A detachment used for security or reconnaissance
     
  2. The activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes
     
  3. A group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security
Verb: patrol (patrolled,patrolling)  pu'trówl
  1. Watch over or guard an area by regularly walking around
    - police

Derived forms: patrols, patrolling, patrolled

Type of: detachment, force, guard, personnel, protection

Encyclopedia: Patrol