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shore patrol

noun
1.
(often initial capital letters) members of an organization in the U.S. Navy having police duties similar to those performed by military police.
Abbreviation: SP.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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shore patrol

noun
1.
(US) a naval unit serving the same function as the military police
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