Meaning of patriot
Pronunciation: (pā'trē-ut, -ot" or, esp. Brit., pa'trē-ut), [key]
- a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
- a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, esp. of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.
- (cap.)a U.S. Army antiaircraft missile with a range of 37 mi. (60 km) and a 200-lb. (90 kg) warhead, launched from a tracked vehicle with radar and computer guidance and fire control.
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