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Definition of "bluejacket" []

  • An enlisted person in the U.S. or British Navy; a sailor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bluejacket" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "The bluejacket was brought aboard insensible but soon recovered."