from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A detail of the US Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard serving as military police ashore.

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  • 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.

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  • noun the military police of the navy


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  • "The Navy equivalent of military police. Each Naval Base, in the States and abroad, has its own Shore Patrol. When making a port visit anywhere aside from its home port, each ship also sends a number of petty officers with the crew on liberty as Shore Patrol to police the actions of its own."


    February 27, 2008