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coast guard

also Coast Guard
n. Abbr. CG
1. The branch of a nation's armed forces that is responsible for coastal defense, protection of life and property at sea, and enforcement of customs, immigration, and navigation laws.
2. A member of a coast guard.

Coast′ Guard`

1. a U.S. military service charged with enforcing maritime laws, saving lives and property at sea, etc., and which in wartime may augment the navy.
2. (l.c.) any similar organization for aiding navigation, preventing smuggling, etc.
3. (l.c.) Also called coastguardsman. a member of any such organization.
pobřežní hlídka
obalna straža
해안 경비대
biên phòng bờ biển

Coast Guard

خَفَر السَوَاحِل pobřežní hlídka kystvagt Küstenwache ακτοφυλακή guardacostas rannikkovartiosto garde-côte obalna straža guardia costiera 沿岸警備隊 해안 경비대 kustwacht kystvakt straż przybrzeżna guarda costeira береговая охрана kustbevakning หน่วยรักษาการณ์ตามชายฝั่งทะเล sahil koruma görevlisi biên phòng bờ biển 海岸警卫队
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