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patrol

noun     /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 Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
SOLDIERS [C] a group of soldiers or vehicles that patrol an area or building : a border patrol an armed patrolParts of armies and groups of servicemen
(Definition of patrol noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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