[ see-bee ]
/ ˈsiˌbi /
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
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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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