follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

dawn patrol

noun
1.
a flight, especially during the early days of military aviation, undertaken at dawn or early morning in order to reconnoiter enemy positions.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for dawn-patrol

dawn patrol

noun phrase
  1. The act of getting up very early in the morning, to get a head start on the day
  2. Golfers or surfers who head out early to beat others to the course or waves

[fr early days of military aviation, when flights were undertaken at dawn to reconnoiter enemy positions]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for dawn patrol

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dawn

8
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with dawn-patrol

Nearby words for dawn-patrol