Part of speech: verb

To walk around in order to guard or inspect.

Part of speech: noun

A guard or body of guards patrolling a district.

Part of speech: noun

The act of patrolling.

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Usage examples "patrol":

  1. The patrol interfered, and both men proceeded to beat him with great violence. - "Curiosities of Impecuniosity", H. G. Somerville.
  2. Guards patrol the courts, the temples, the gardens. - "The Gods of Mars", Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  3. And presently the big patrol vessel was almost above them. - "Tarrano the Conqueror", Raymond King Cummings.