American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of one of the construction battalions in the U.S. Navy that builds naval aviation bases and shore facilities.
- Phonetic rendering of the initials CB. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of cee bee, pronunciation of the initial letters of construction battalion. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A former Navy "Seabee," Brown describes one of his previous jobs on his website bio page:”
“Already one of the most storied CB ( "Seabee") units within the U.S.”
“Chakeres, a former Navy Seabee, said veterans are proud of their service and protective of their sacrifices.”
“Walker served two heavy combat tours in Vietnam as a Navy Seabee.”
“Seabee during Vietnam, during which he was a prisoner of war.”
“The invasion involved the 3rd ,4th and 5th Marine Corps Divisions as well as Navy and Seabee personnel.”
“Minor was serving as a senior "Seabee" in a fortified supply compound at the Iraq border when he was critically injured from a 30 foot fall during a blinding sand storm.”
“One of the women featured in the story was a former builder constructionman Amorita Randall, 27, who served six years as a Seabee.”
“Two stars of the British TV soap "EastEnders" demonstrate pleasing versatility: Samantha Womack sings and dances, despite a broken toe Nellie with a voice that has some Mary Martin-like steel-plating and a truly convincing Arkansas accent; and Alex Ferns, as the entrepreneurial Seabee Luther Billis, though weighing considerably more than "101 pounds of fun," wows us in Polynesian drag for "Honeybun.”
“Tom and Katherine, thanks for all the Seabee memories.”
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