coast guard

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coast guard / ˈkōstˌgärd/ (also coast·guard) • n. (Coast Guard) a branch of the U.S. armed forces, responsible for the enforcement of maritime law and for the protection of life and property at sea. ∎  (the coastguard) a civilian or volunteer organization keeping watch on the sea near a coast in order to assist people or ships in danger and to prevent smuggling. ∎  a member of a federal or civilian organization.

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