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Patrol boat   /pətrˈoʊl boʊt/   Listen
Patrol boat

noun
1.
A vessel assigned to patrol an area.  Synonym: patrol ship.






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"Patrol boat" Quotes from Famous Books



... Bridge they crossed to the northern side, and here the real hunt began. Wrington signalled for the lights to be put out, and they stole forward, two black blotches on the dark water. Once they narrowly escaped running down a Customs' patrol boat, and voices cursed them with vigour out of the gloom. Again, as they were about to pass under a mooring rope, some one yelled to Foyle to duck. The warning came too late, and he would have been swept into the water but that a ...
— The Grell Mystery • Frank Froest

... presentable. Far behind him in the mist somewhere the yard-engine was still coughing; across the water came a subdued squeal of protesting flanges, followed by the distant bang of shunted box-cars. He listened for any sound of the harbor patrol boat; but even had he bothered to show a light it would have been obliterated in the fog, which was the worst Kendrick ever had experienced. A raw beefsteak poultice— He fancied the fog-horn was a little louder; he would need to keep more ...
— Every Man for Himself • Hopkins Moorhouse



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