Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A guard stationed on the coast; specifically, in Great Britain, a body of men originally designed only to prevent smuggling as agents of the customs, and hence called the preventive service, but now employed as a general police force for the coast, under the charge of the Admiralty.

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Examples

  • In September, a Chinese fishing boat collided with a Japanese coast-guard vessel in waters around the islands.

    Japan Protests Chinese Boats

  • A collision in that same area in September between a Chinese fishing boat and a Japanese coast-guard vessel escalated bilateral tensions to levels not seen in years.

    New Minister's Priority: China

  • It has sent two tugboats, an oil spill response vessel and two coast-guard vessels to the location.

    Norway, Sweden Work to Contain Oil Spill

  • Italian prosecutors allege that Mr. Schettino's failure to accurately brief coast-guard officials delayed the rescue effort.

    Rescue Hampered by Shifting Ship

  • A senior official in Mr. Noda's office said in an interview Monday that the two leaders "may explore" more frequent joint coast-guard exercises, and more frequent consultations between naval officials.

    Japan, Philippines Seek Tighter Ties to Counter China

  • Italian police and coast-guard officials on Sunday rescued some 400 illegal migrants coming from Libya whose boat was tossed against rocks near a port in the tiny southern Italian island of Lampedusa after the steering malfunctioned, officials said.

    World Watch

  • A Chinese fisherman allegedly murdered a South Korean coast-guard officer last month after the officer attempted to stop the man from fishing in South Korean waters.

    Seoul, Beijing Move Cautiously to Deepen Ties

  • Even though diplomatic tensions between the two countries escalated after last month's collision of a Chinese trawler with Japanese coast-guard vessels, corporate ties linking China and Japan have never been stronger.

    Golf Deal Part of Growing Chinese Links to Japan Inc.

  • Two coast-guard ships are trying to contain the oil spread, the statement said.

    India Says no Immediate Oil-Spill Threat to Mumbai

  • A Chinese captain was arrested in the fatal stabbing of a South Korean coast-guard officer who was leading an assault to stop the fishing vessel in South Korean waters.

    What's News

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