Keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or traveling around or through it
the garrison had to patrol the streets to maintain order
pairs of men were patrolling on each side of the thoroughfare
A person or group of people sent to keep watch over an area, esp. a detachment of guards or police
a police patrol stopped the man and searched him
The action of keeping watch over an area by walking or driving around it at regular intervals
the policemen were on patrol when they were ordered to investigate the incident
An expedition to carry out reconnaissance
we were ordered to investigate on a night patrol
A detachment of troops sent out to reconnoiter
you couldn't go through the country without meeting an enemy patrol
A routine operational voyage of a ship or aircraft
a submarine patrol
A unit of six to eight Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts forming part of a troop
a detachment used for security or reconnaissance
maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes
A patrol is commonly a group of law enforcement personnel, such as police officers or soldiers, that are assigned to monitor a specific geographic area. The purpose is often to maintain rule of law.
Patrol was a board wargame released in the early 1970s as a companion to Sniper! in 1974 by Simulations Publications, Inc. It billed itself as "Man to Man Combat in the 20th Century" and simulated combat from the First World War to the (then) present day.
Patrolling is a military tactic. Small groups or individual units are deployed from a larger formation to achieve a specific objective and then return. The tactic of patrolling may be applied to ground troops, armoured units, naval units, and combat aircraft. ...
A going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts; A movement, by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts, to explore the country and gain ...
(Patrolling) in odonates, refers to males that defend their territories by flying through the area rather than sitting on a perch. Patrolling odonates are fliers while those that sit on perches are perchers.
(patrolling) A mate-locating behavior of butterflies characterized by males flying through likely habitat in search of receptive females.
(patrolling) Flying back and forth over a fixed area. Used to describe the flight of males when actively searching for females.