shore patrol

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shore patrol (uncountable)

  1. A special unit of the military police of the U.S. Navy or the Royal Navy. Their duties are to police the seamen while they are on shore leave.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As a collective noun, the shore patrol are referred to using plural pronouns and verb forms, such as they and were.

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