The beach is patrolled by an ‘irate warden,’ according to local nudists.
Men and youths wearing surgical masks or balaclavas guarded the building and patrolled its immediate vicinity.
He patrolled on foot, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) filled the donkey paths that crisscrossed the wadis and hills.
Both borders are patrolled by UN peacekeepers, missions that all parties disparage as weak and biased.
They patrolled more often on foot instead of in armored vehicles.
The Mackenzies looked for him anxiously among the Indians who patrolled the Fort and the river bank.
Back and forth she patrolled along the edges of the windfall.
Powell Seaton, his shot-gun on his shoulder, now patrolled close to the human ring.
But who was this fellow in the Bavarian hat, who patrolled the sidewalk?
Brussels was put under martial law last night, and is now patrolled by grenadiers and lancers.
1660s, "action of going the rounds" (of a military camp, etc.), from French patrouille "a night watch" (1530s), from patrouiller "go the rounds to watch or guard," originally "tramp through the mud," probably soldiers' slang, from Old French patouiller "paddle in water," probably from pate "paw, foot" (see patten). Compare paddlefoot, World War II U.S. Army slang for "infantry soldier." Meaning "those who go on a patrol" is from 1660s. Sense of "detachment of soldiers sent out to scout the countryside, the enemy, etc." is attested from 1702.
1690s, from patrol (n.) and in part from French patrouiller. Related: Patrolled; patrolling.