- Patrol means the act of regularly guarding an area, or someone or a group who does the guarding.
An example of a patrol is a team of police officers assigned to watch a particular area.
- Patrol is defined as to regularly guard an area.
An example of patrol is for public safety staff to drive around a campus at night.
patrol definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French patrouiller, altered ; from Old French patouiller, to paddle, puddle, patrol ; from pate, paw: see patois
- the act of patrolling
- a person or persons patrolling
- a small group of soldiers sent on a mission, as for reconnaissance
- a group of ships, airplanes, etc. used in guarding
- a subdivision of a troop of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts
Origin: Fr patrouille < the v.
- patroller noun
patrol definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of moving about an area especially by an authorized and trained person or group, for purposes of observation, inspection, or security.
- A person or group of persons who perform such an act.
- a. A military unit sent out on a reconnaissance or combat mission.b. One or more military vehicles, boats, ships, or aircraft assigned to guard or reconnoiter a given area.
- A division of a Boy Scout troop or Girl Scout troop consisting of between six and eight children.
Origin: French patrouille, from patrouiller, to patrol, alteration of Old French patouiller, to paddle about in mud, patrol, probably from pate, paw; see patois .
- pa·trolˈler noun
patrol - Computer Definition
An application management suite from BMC that uses agents to report on software activities on all the servers within the enterprise. Using the information in "knowledge modules" (KMs) about each system component, agents detect events, collect information and notify system and network administrators to take corrective action.