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coast guard

noun

Definition of COAST GUARD

1
:  a military or naval force employed in guarding a coast or responsible for the safety, order, and operation of maritime traffic in neighboring waters
2
usually coast·guard chiefly British :  coastguardsman

First Known Use of COAST GUARD

1833
COASTGUARD Defined for Kids

coast guard

noun

Definition of COAST GUARD for Kids

:  a military force that guards a coast and helps people on boats and ships that are in trouble

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