a maritime force which aids shipping, saves lives at sea, prevents smuggling, etc
Also called coastguardsman. a member of such a force
- Coast-guard cutter
[kohst-gahrd] /ˈkoʊstˌgɑrd/ noun 1. a cutter used by the U.S. Coast Guard.
noun 1. U.S. Military. a military service under the Department of Transportation, which in peacetime enforces maritime laws, saves lives and property at sea, and maintains aids to navigation, and which in wartime may be placed under the Navy Department to augment the navy. 2. (lowercase) any similar organization for aiding navigation, preventing smuggling, etc. […]
[kohst-gahrdz-muh n] /ˈkoʊstˌgɑrdz mən/ noun, plural coastguardsmen. 1. (def 3).
[kohst] /koʊst/ noun 1. the land next to the sea; seashore: the rocky coast of Maine. 2. the region adjoining it: They live on the coast, a few miles from the sea. 3. a hill or slope down which one may slide on a sled. 4. a slide or ride down a hill or slope, […]