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[kohst-gahrdz-muh n] /ˈkoʊstˌgɑrdz mən/
noun, plural coastguardsmen.
Coast Guard (def 3).
Origin of coastguardsman
1840-50; Coast Guard + 's1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The rocket was in position, and about to be fired, when our black-bearded coastguardsman arrived.

    The Thorogood Family R.M. Ballantyne
  • Then the stout coastguardsman absolutely lifted him into the lifebuoy.

    The Thorogood Family R.M. Ballantyne
  • You did not know, did you, who was the coastguardsman that stumbled as he came on us that night?

    Tales of Our Coast S. R. Crockett
  • He turns pious, and says, "Aw'm goin' for a coastguardsman!"

    Tales of Our Coast S. R. Crockett
  • "'Gainst orders to use this path after dark," quoth the coastguardsman.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman
  • But the daring coastguardsman had already seized the thin line and plunged into the boiling surf.

    The Thorogood Family R.M. Ballantyne
  • This the coastguardsman did for them at once, and, as he did so, observed that there were two little girls among the crew.

    The Thorogood Family R.M. Ballantyne
  • Septimus Minor had lived in Crocusville ever since he could remember, and the coastguardsman some years longer.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • When the coastguardsman is going out to the wreck, it isn't necessary to wave your arms about like a windmill.

    Love at Paddington

    W. Pett Ridge
  • The biography of a celebrated man usually reminds me of the outside of a coastguardsman's cottage—all tar and whitewash.

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