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Definition of Patrol


  1. See Boy Scout.
  2. To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.
  3. t To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat.
  4. 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.
  5. A movement, by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts, to explore the country and gain intelligence of the enemy's whereabouts.
  6. The guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol.
  7. Any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it; also, the men thus guarding; as, a customs patrol; a fire patrol.

Patrol Quotations

These are busy times for the Border Patrol, the customs agents, immigration folks; but if we are going to send these agencies to fight a war on drugs, to fight a war against illegal behavior, we have to send them the proper tools.
Bob Filner

We need to know who's in the United States. We need to know everyone who's in the United States that comes in here from a foreign country. And we have to separate the ones who are dangerous from the ones who aren't. To accomplish that, we need a fence. We need a technological fence. We need a border patrol.
Rudy Giuliani

I will continue to push for doubling the strength of the U.S. Border Patrol, and to make sure that every cargo container that enters this nation is screened for radiation and potential weapons of mass destruction.
Nick Lampson

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.
Robert Baden-Powell

Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which includes strengthening the border patrol.
Allen West
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Patrol Translations

patrol in Dutch is patrouilleren
patrol in French is patrouille
patrol in German is Patrouille
patrol in Italian is pattuglia
patrol in Portuguese is patrulhe
patrol in Spanish is patrulla
patrol in Swedish is patrullera, avpatrullera, patrull

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