coast guard

noun

Definition of coast guard

  1. 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. 2 usually coastguard chiefly British :  coastguardsman

First Known Use of coast guard

1833


COAST GUARD Defined for Kids

coast guard

noun

Definition of coast guard for Students

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



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