Definition for PA-TROLL'

PA-TROLL', v.i. [Fr. patrouiller, to paddle or puddle, to patroll, to fumble; Sp. patrullar. Hence the word seems to be formed from the name of the foot, pad or ped, paw. In our vulgar dialect, pad is used in the sense of walking or stepping about. It seems to be allied to Gr. πατεω.]

To go the rounds in a camp or garrison; to march about and observe what passes; as a guard. – Encyc.

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