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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But for reasons that remain unclear, he delayed evacuation measures and didn't call the coast guard.
The coast guard, which is posting daily reports on the the debris on the Internet, is warning ships to stay about 45 miles farther from the area of a stricken nuclear plant than is required for safety from radiation.
The navy calls the coast guard and the coast guard sends a helicopter.
Drug smugglers call coast guard for help SPANISH police said today they seized 1.1 tons of hashish and detained eight people after a group of smugglers called the coast guard for help when their boat broke down.
That's when members of the the Chatham-Kent OPP called the coast guard.
The coast guard is a bought and paid for service of corporate america.
Five helicopters from the coast guard, navy and air force took turns airlifting survivors still aboard and ferrying them to safety.
ROME -- The Italian coast guard says a luxury cruise ship has run aground off the coast of Tuscany and that at least three bodies have been retrieved from the sea.
During the process, one South Korean policeman was hurt by a weapon wielded by Chinese fishermen, and one Chinese fisherman was shot in his leg, the coast guard said.
The explosion occurred relatively far from the tense sea border with North Korea, and the coast guard doesn't suspect the North was involved, coast guard officer Ko Jae-young said.