from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a coast guard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of a coastguard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of a coastguard
Sorry, no etymologies found.
That said, every soldier, sailor, airman, marine, coastguardsman that's in Iraq is in harm's way.
The three soldiers on the cover represent every soldier, sailor, airmen, Marine and coastguardsman serving in our armed forces.
He raised his voice when uttering the last words, as if asking a question; so, the coastguardsman answered it at once.
Hellyer, the coastguardsman, whom Rover had seen only so recently as that very morning, when of course master doggie had accompanied Bob to the beach for his bathe; and so, naturally, there was every reason for his receiving Hellyer in a friendly manner.
The coastguardsman, indeed, appeared as unconcerned throughout all the fuss as if he were safe ashore in his own little cabin on the beach; while Rover kept close beside him, as he had done since Hellyer took charge of the hamper which he had brought on board -- the dog evidently considering himself still responsible for all the picnic goods and chattels that his young mistress had told him to watch.
The coastguardsman had to shoulder the hamper when packed, as well as carry the empty water-jar; for, both Bob and Dick, whose respective burdens these had previously been, had rushed off soon after luncheon and when all interest in making a fire and boiling the kettle had ceased, down to the shore, where presently the truants were discovered.
"My stars!" ejaculated the coastguardsman Bill, dropping hold of the
"I will," said he, seating himself with alacrity; and turning to the coastguardsman, he added -- "I suppose, Hellyer, you could pick a bit too, eh?"
That _tableau_ at the end, of the starving-coastguardsman expiring under the rack, is perfectly awful!
There is no one more devoted, more committed to the hard work of freedom, than every soldier and sailor, every marine, airman and coastguardsman -- every man and every woman now serving in the Persian Gulf.