[ see-bee ]
/ ˈsiˌbi /
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a member of the construction battalions of the U.S. Navy, established in December, 1941, to build landing facilities, airfields, etc., in combat areas.
Also See-Bee . a large, ocean-going, barge-carrying vessel equipped with a heavy-duty elevator situated at the stern to facilitate the loading and unloading of barges.
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Origin of Seabee
Spelling form of the letters CB, for Construction Battalion
Words nearby Seabee
sea aster, sea bag, sea bass, seabeach, seabed, Seabee, sea beet, seabird, sea biscuit, sea blite, sea blubber
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British Dictionary definitions for Seabee
/ (ˈsiːˌbiː) /
a member of the US Navy's Construction Battalions established to build airstrips
Word Origin for Seabee
C20: from pronunciation of CB, for Construction Battalion
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