shore patrol

noun
the military police of the navy
Hypernyms: ↑military police, ↑MP

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noun
1. : an organized naval unit that has duties similar to those of the military police
2. : a member of a shore patrol — abbr. SP

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(often caps.) members of an organization in the U.S. Navy having police duties similar to those performed by military police. Abbr.: SP
[1940-45]

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shore patrol,
a detail or detachment of two or more enlisted men of the United States Navy or Coast Guard assigned to maintain order among personnel of their own branch of the service while ashore, as in a particular city or district.
Shore Patrol,
the policing branch of the United States Navy and Coast Guard, as a distinct division of the service. Abbr: SP (no periods), S.P.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Shore patrol — are service members that are provided to aid in security for the U.S. Navy, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps, and the British Royal Navy while on shore. They are often temporarily assigned personnel who are untrained in law… …   Wikipedia

  • shore patrol — ☆ shore patrol n. a detail of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps acting as military police on shore …   English World dictionary

  • shore patrol — shore′ patrol n. mil (often caps.) U.S. Navy personnel having duties similar to those performed by military police • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • shore patrol — {n.} The police of a navy. * /The sailors who were fighting in town were arrested by the shore patrol./ * /The shore patrol was ordered to search every sailor who went on board the ship./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shore patrol — {n.} The police of a navy. * /The sailors who were fighting in town were arrested by the shore patrol./ * /The shore patrol was ordered to search every sailor who went on board the ship./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Shore patrol — Le shore patrol (patrouille côtière) est une unité de police militaire de la marine et des gardes côtes des États Unis d Amérique, ainsi que de la marine britannique lorsque les navires sont en mer. De par le passé, le shore patrol a souvent eu… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shore\ patrol — noun the police of a navy. The sailors who were fighting in town were arrested by the shore patrol. The shore patrol was ordered to search every sailor who went on board the ship …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shore patrol — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • shore patrol — noun Date: 1917 1. a branch of a navy that exercises guard and police functions compare military police 2. petty officers detailed to perform police duty while a ship is in port …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shore patrol — (often caps.) members of an organization in the U.S. Navy having police duties similar to those performed by military police. Abbr.: SP [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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