Meaning of “patrol” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /pəˈtrəʊl/
ACT [ C, U ]

the act of looking for trouble or danger around an area or building:

We passed a group of soldiers on patrol.
a patrol boat/car

a group of soldiers or vehicles that patrol an area or building:

a border patrol
an armed patrol

(Definition of “patrol noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)