shore patrol


noun

(often initial capital letters) members of an organization in the U.S. Navy having police duties similar to those performed by military police. Abbreviation: SP

Nearby words

  1. shore bug,
  2. shore crab,
  3. shore dinner,
  4. shore fly,
  5. shore leave,
  6. shore terrace,
  7. shore up,
  8. shore, jane,
  9. shorebird,
  10. shorefront

Origin of shore patrol

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for shore patrol

shore patrol

noun

US a naval unit serving the same function as the military police
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