American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An enlisted person in the U.S. or British Navy; a sailor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a serviceman in the navy.
- n. a serviceman in the navy
- blue + jacket (Wiktionary)
“Unlike the other artillery which was transported in pieces by mule or camel the Gatlings and Gardeners were moved purely by the muscle power of their bluejacket crews.”
“There was no element of surprise … and the object of the struggle was perfectly obvious to everybody from the youngest bluejacket to the simplest [Turkish] private.”
“The bluejacket was brought aboard insensible but soon recovered.”
“He wore a dark bluejacket, striped tie and khaki slacks with his fraternity pin on his jacket lapel.”
“Then, shako-less and still buttoning his bluejacket, the Sergeant turned back towards the approaching Riflemen.”
“A lieutenant in the bluejacket of a cavalry regiment came into the room.”
“He was in the uniform of a French officer, a senior officer, his red-collared bluejacket bright with gold insignia.”
“Get along up on deck, soldier,' said a bluejacket.”
“Look at that!' growled Roy Horan, pointing to a stalwart bluejacket who had just dropped at his oar as the boat pushed off the beach.”
“Hallo, they're getting gay!' remarked the big bluejacket, as rifles began to spit and bullets to throw up little jets of spray around the rushing submarine.”
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