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pa·trol

patrol

 
 
pronunciation:
p trol
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: patrols, patrolling, patrolled
definition: to guard by making regular trips along or through.
Two police officers patrol the neighborhood every night.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of guarding in this way.
The police go out on patrol every three hours.
definition 2: a person or group, on foot or in vehicles, that guards in this way.
The patrol is made up of two officers who ride in a police car.
derivation: patroller (n.)