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bluejacket

[ bloo-jak-it ]

noun

  1. a sailor, especially in the U.S. or British navies.


bluejacket

/ ˈbluːˌdʒækɪt /

noun

  1. a sailor in the Navy


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bluejacket1

First recorded in 1820–30; blue + jacket
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Example Sentences

"Left-hand Gun Hill fired, sir," said a bluejacket, with his eyes glued to binoculars.

Let me tell you how a bluejacket nobly gave his life for another as the ship was sinking.

Submarine-hunting became the great sport of the navy, and every young officer and bluejacket was eager to engage in it.

The Naval Brigade also had one bluejacket wounded, but not seriously.

"Left-hand Gun Hill fired, sir," said the bluejacket to the captain.

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