Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An enlisted person in the U.S. or British Navy; a sailor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A seaman of a British warship
  • n. An enlisted man in the US Navy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a serviceman in the navy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a serviceman in the navy

Etymologies

blue +‎ jacket (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Royal Naval Brigade Gatling Gun and crew

  • 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.

    Castles of Steel

  • The bluejacket was brought aboard insensible but soon recovered.

    Castles of Steel

  • He wore a dark bluejacket, striped tie and khaki slacks with his fraternity pin on his jacket lapel.

    Twilight’s Child

  • Then, shako-less and still buttoning his bluejacket, the Sergeant turned back towards the approaching Riflemen.

    Sharpe's Rifles

  • A lieutenant in the bluejacket of a cavalry regiment came into the room.

    Sharpe's Honour

  • He was in the uniform of a French officer, a senior officer, his red-collared bluejacket bright with gold insignia.

    Sharpe's Enemy

  • 'Get along up on deck, soldier,' said a bluejacket.

    On Land and Sea at the Dardanelles

  • '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.

    On Land and Sea at the Dardanelles

  • '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.

    On Land and Sea at the Dardanelles

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