verb (used without object), pa·trolled, pa·trol·ling.
verb (used with object), pa·trolled, pa·trol·ling.
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Origin of patrol
OTHER WORDS FROM patrolpa·trol·ler, nounre·pa·trol, verb (used with object), re·pa·trolled, re·pa·trol·ling.un·pa·trolled, adjectivewell-pa·trolled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for patrol
The first is a set of thermal binoculars, which rangers can bring with them on patrols to scan for people approaching animals in the parks.This blind rhino’s infrared security system could help stop poachers|Rachael Zisk|November 12, 2020|Popular Science
A man and his sister died after a chaotic confrontation in a quiet neighborhood early Tuesday in Prince George’s County that included an exchange of gunfire with police, a stolen patrol car and a crash.Man shoots at officers, runs over woman with stolen cruiser in Lanham, police say|Katie Mettler, Dana Hedgpeth|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
A female trooper who was inside the patrol car was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with serious but nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.
She shouted at bike patrol officers, with demonstrators also raising their voices at police.Police video shows fatal crash as D.C. officers attempt to stop moped driver|Peter Hermann, Justin Jouvenal, Julie Zauzmer|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Boxes are monitored by surveillance cameras and police may also add them to their patrol detail, according to elections officials.D.C. voting guide: What to know about early voting, mail-in ballots|Michael Brice-Saddler|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Gurley was gunned down on Nov. 20, when a pair of cops was patrolling the rough housing project.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At a minimum it could boost the number of troops it has patrolling the 900-kilometer frontier, Yavuz told The Daily Beast.Is NATO Ally Turkey Tacitly Fueling the ISIS War Machine?|Thomas Seibert|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But at the same time a few well-known sellers were patrolling the street in their own cars looking for customers.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?|IranWire|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of infrastructure and unforgiving terrain make smuggling – and patrolling for smugglers – difficult here.U.S. Drug and Immigration Checkpoints Take Toll on Border Towns|Andrew Becker, G. W. Schulz|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their patrolling, their bravery, their sacrifice gave the Afghans breathing room to take charge of their own affairs.What the Frontier of Afghanistan Tells Us About the War|John Kael Weston|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But while we must wait for the coming of the Americans on land, their help in patrolling the seas may be counted on speedily.
But the lights were there—not impinging on the flitter, or patrolling along its line of flight.Star Hunter|Andre Alice Norton
However, a week later, he was patrolling the fir wood at the top of Knockdane.Lives of the Fur Folk|M. D. Haviland
The Sheriff has taken charge of Johnstown and armed men are this morning patrolling the city.The Johnstown Horror|James Herbert Walker
A map measurer is valuable for use in solving map problems in patrolling, advance guard, outpost, etc.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss