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1. The act of moving about an area especially by an authorized and trained person or group, for purposes of observation, inspection, or security.
2. A person or group of persons who perform such an act.
a. A military unit sent out on a reconnaissance or combat mission.
b. One or more military vehicles, boats, ships, or aircraft assigned to guard or reconnoiter a given area.
4. A division of a Boy Scout troop or Girl Scout troop consisting of between six and eight children.
v. pa·trolled, pa·trol·ling, pa·trols
To engage in a patrol of.
To engage in a patrol.

[French patrouille, from patrouiller, to patrol, alteration of Old French patouiller, to paddle about in mud, patrol, probably from pate, paw; see patois.]

pa·trol′ler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patroller - someone on patrol duty; an individual or a member of a group that patrols an area
patrol - a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security
security guard, watchman, watcher - a guard who keeps watch
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They corresponded somewhat to the "patrollers" of whom I used to hear a great deal during the days of slavery, when I was a small boy.
Like the "patrollers" the "Ku Klux" operated almost wholly at night.
A school crossing patroller is set to be introduced near to Bishopton Primary.
Lulu of Barangay San Agustin is more than enthusiastic in fulfilling his new role as senior patroller.
Livermore was only ever used as a midfield patroller by Tony Pulis.
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