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patrol

[ puh-trohl ]
/ p蓹藞tro蕣l /
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verb (used without object), pa路trolled, pa路trol路ling.
(of a police officer, soldier, etc.) to pass along a road, beat, etc., or around or through a specified area in order to maintain order and security.
verb (used with object), pa路trolled, pa路trol路ling.
to maintain the order and security of (a road, beat, area, etc.) by passing along or through it.
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Origin of patrol

1655鈥65; <French patrouille (noun), patrouiller (v.) patrol, originally a pawing (noun), to paw (v.) in mud; derivative (with suffixal -ouille) of patte paw; -r- unexplained

OTHER WORDS FROM patrol

pa路trol路ler, nounre路pa路trol, verb (used with object), re路pa路trolled, re路pa路trol路ling.un路pa路trolled, adjectivewell-pa路trolled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for patrol

patrol
/ (p蓹藞tr蓹蕣l) /

noun
the action of going through or around a town, neighbourhood, etc, at regular intervals for purposes of security or observation
a person or group that carries out such an action
a military detachment with the mission of security, gathering information, or combat with enemy forces
a division of a troop of Scouts or Guides
verb -trols, -trolling or -trolled
to engage in a patrol of (a place)

Derived forms of patrol

patroller, noun

Word Origin for patrol

C17: from French patrouiller, from patouiller to flounder in mud, from patte paw
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