bluejacket

noun
blue·​jack·​et | \ ˈblü-ˌja-kət How to pronounce bluejacket (audio) \

Definition of bluejacket

: an enlisted man in the navy : sailor

Examples of bluejacket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throngs of bluejackets were ashore last evening, many of them attending the Exposition. sandiegouniontribune.com, "June 11, 1935: San Diego welcomes U.S. Fleet," 11 June 2018 Several offshore wind companies hope to get a portion of the market, including some local bluejackets. Olivia Koski, Popular Mechanics, "Taking Bets on 8 Offshore Wind Projects," 23 Nov. 2010

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First Known Use of bluejacket

1776, in the meaning defined above

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“Bluejacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bluejacket. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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