coast guard

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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 coastguard , chiefly British :coastguardsman

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First Known Use of coast guard

1833


COAST GUARD Defined for Kids

coast guard

noun

Definition of coast guard for Students

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


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