Variant of patrol
Origin: Fr 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
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