from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of a nation's armed forces that is responsible for coastal defense, protection of life and property at sea, and enforcement of customs, immigration, and navigation laws.
- n. A member of a coast guard.
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- n. Alternative spelling of coastguard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The force employed in life-saving stations along the seacoast.
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Frederick Randall, a thirty-year-old coast guard boatman who happened to be walking out of the station, was decapitated by a flying splinter.
They had moved to the village of Branscombe, in Devon, and were living in a former coast guard station, called “The Lookout,” which they had converted to a magnificent country home.
Charles also has an Overseer, and being engaged in fixing guns in Fort Pulasky, and expecting to be in a steamer in coast guard all summer will be able to visit his Plantation, & see about his affairs, I don't think