shore patrol

noun
  1. (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

Origin of shore patrol

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for shore patrol

shore patrol

noun
  1. US a naval unit serving the same function as the military police
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