Patrol is defined as to regularly guard an area.(verb)
An example of patrol is for public safety staff to drive around a campus at night.
Patrol means the act of regularly guarding an area, or someone or a group who does the guarding.(noun)
An example of a patrol is a team of police officers assigned to watch a particular area.
See patrol in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr patrouiller, altered < OFr patouiller, to paddle, puddle, patrol < pate, paw: see patois
Origin: Fr patrouille < the v.
See patrol in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French patrouille
Origin: , from patrouiller, to patrol
Origin: , alteration of Old French patouiller, to paddle about in mud, patrol
Origin: , probably from pate, paw; see patois.
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