a brake on the hub of the rear wheel of freewheel bicycles, operated by back pressure on the pedals.
/ˈkəʊstˌɡɑːd/ noun 1. a maritime force which aids shipping, saves lives at sea, prevents smuggling, etc 2. 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).