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Definition of "coastguard" [coastguard]

  • An enforcer of maritime law, in charge of policing the seas within territorial waters (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "coastguard" in a sentence
  • "We don't really have a problem with maritime smuggling in the UK, the USA does, hence why their Coast Guard, which is really more of a "guard of the coast" than what we associate with the term coastguard here, is a small navy and ours is a small government agency that supplements RNLI and RAF rescue efforts."
  • "Dennis went on what he called coastguard duty, and watched the sea and shores with the untiring loyalty of a faithful dog."
  • "It is ... a matter of some family pride that my father was for many years a member of the auxiliary coastguard, which is now a volunteer coastguard, on Islay."