Sea·​bee ˈsē-(ˌ)bē How to pronounce Seabee (audio)
: a member of one of the U.S. Navy construction battalions for building naval shore facilities in combat zones

Examples of Seabee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another example is the Seabee Museum, located in Davisville, the location of the original US Navy Seabee base. Globe Staff,, 13 July 2023 Dieter joined the Navy during World War II, serving as a Seabee in China, the Azores and the Philippines. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, 13 Aug. 2020

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Word History


alteration of cee + bee; from the initials of construction battalion

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Seabee was in 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Seabee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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