coast·​guards·​man | \ ˈkōs(t)-ˌgärdz-mən How to pronounce coastguardsman (audio) \
variants: or coastguardman \ ˈkōs(t)-​ˌgärd-​mən How to pronounce coastguardman (audio) \

Definition of coastguardsman

: a member of a coast guard

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Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, more than 1.1 million soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and coastguardsmen have given their lives in combat. Guest Columnist/,, "A salute to heroes on Memorial Day: Linda Kramer (Opinion)," 21 May 2017

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Coastguardsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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US : a member of the Coast Guard

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