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dawn patrol


noun

a flight, especially during the early days of military aviation, undertaken at dawn or early morning in order to reconnoiter enemy positions.

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Nearby words

dawkins, dawn, dawn chorus, dawn horse, dawn on, dawn patrol, dawn phenomenon, dawn raid, dawn redwood, dawney, dawning

Origin of dawn patrol

First recorded in 1910–15
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