1. [ noun ] (military) a detachment used for security or reconnaissance
Related terms: detachment
2. [ verb ] maintain the security of by carrying out a control
Synonyms: police
Related terms: guard police patroller
3. [ noun ] the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes
Synonyms: patrolling
Related terms: protection round-the-clock_patrol airborne_patrol
4. [ noun ] a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security
Related terms: force border_patrol harbor_patrol patroller
Similar spelling:   patrology