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A member of a coast guard.
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Coast′ Guard`

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coastguardsman - a member of a coastguard
coastguard - a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters
bluejacket, navy man, sailor boy, sailor - a serviceman in the navy
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PO Solorio was on active duty in the Seventeenth Coast Guard District in Juneau, Alaska, when he sexually abused two daughters of a fellow coastguardsman. Coast Guard authorities learned of the Alaska crimes only after he was transferred to Governors Island, New York, where investigation into the charges revealed that he had also committed similar acts there.