What is the noun for patrols?

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  1. (military) A going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts.
  2. (military) A movement, by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts, to explore the country and gain intelligence of the enemy's whereabouts.
  3. (military) The guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol.
  4. Any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it; also, the men thus guarding
  5. (Scouting) A unit of a troop, usually defined by certain ranks or age groups within the troop.
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  7. Examples:
    1. “The two officers were on a routine patrol in the city's west end.”
      “The Governor had established a night patrol of the harbor to prevent such a movement by force, if attempted.”
      “On the first night, Petrovich arrived but he had been spotted by a patrol.”
  1. Obsolete form of patrol.
  1. One who patrols.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “According to this, you can either be an entrance guard, a road patroller or a guard in the interrogation room.”
      “Anyway, my father, long term wild life patroller, informed us that the rabbits were chewing away at the bark of our trees.”
      “The way he talks of it, the term might have been a colloquial term applied to a Jayhawker or a patroller.”
  1. plural of patroller
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Militia officials would select patrollers from each district's rolls to serve for designated periods.”
      “The patrollers generally made their rounds at night, with their activity and regularity differing according to time and place.”
      “So ski patrollers finally slid along the cables, fitted the passengers with harnesses and lowered them to the ground one by one.”
  1. plural of patrole
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