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patrol

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (GROUP)    /pəˈtrəʊl/ US  /-ˈtroʊl/
a small group of soldiers or military ships, aircraft, or vehicles, especially one that patrols an area: Our forward patrol has/have spotted the enemy.Parts of armies and groups of servicemen
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