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A member of a coast guard.
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1. a U.S. military service charged with enforcing maritime laws, saving lives and property at sea, etc., and which in wartime may augment the navy.
2. (l.c.) any similar organization for aiding navigation, preventing smuggling, etc.
3. (l.c.) Also called coastguardsman. a member of any such organization.
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|Noun||1.||coastguardsman - a member of a coastguard|
coastguard - a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters
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