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coastguard

(ˈkəʊstˌɡɑːd)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a maritime force which aids shipping, saves lives at sea, prevents smuggling, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: coastguardsman or coastguardman a member of such a force
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coastguard - a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waterscoastguard - a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters
U. S. Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard, US Coast Guard - an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce
armed service, military service, service - a force that is a branch of the armed forces
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
coastguardsman - a member of a coastguard
Translations
خَفَر السَوَاحِلخَفير سَواحِل
pobřežní hlídkapobřežní hlídka/stráž
kystvagt
rannikkovartiosto
obalna straža
parti őrség
strandgæsla
沿岸警備隊
해안 경비대
pobrežná stráž
obalna straža
kustbevakning
หน่วยรักษาการณ์ตามชายฝั่งทะเล
kıyı koruma görevlisisahil koruma görevlisi
biên phòng bờ biển

coastguard

[ˈkəʊstgɑːd]
A. N (= person) → guardacostas mf inv; (= organization) → servicio m de guardacostas
B. CPD coastguard station Npuesto m de guardacostas
coastguard vessel Nguardacostas m

coastguard

[ˈkəʊstgɑːrd] ngarde-côte mf

coastguard

[ˈkəʊstˌgɑːd] n (person) → guardacoste m inv; (organization) → guardia costiera

coast

(kəust) noun
the side or border of land next to the sea. The coast was very rocky.
verb
to travel downhill (in a vehicle, on a bicycle etc) without the use of any power such as the engine or pedalling. He coasted for two miles after the car ran out of petrol.
ˈcoastal adjective
of or near the coast. a coastal town.
ˈcoaster noun
1. a vessel that sails along near the coast.
2. a small mat for putting under a drinking-glass etc.
ˈcoastguard noun
a person or group of people, employed to watch the coast for smugglers, ships in distress etc.

coastguard

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
References in classic literature ?
They entered the roadstead; but as they drew near in order to cast anchor, a little cutter, looking like a coastguard formidably armed, approached the merchant vessel and dropped into the sea a boat which directed its course to the ladder.
It was built originally for a coastguard station and meant to hold a lifeboat, but they found they could never launch the lifeboat when they had it, so the man to whom all the foreshore and most of the land around here belongs - a Mr.
I was glad when the coastguard came along, with his spyglass under his arm.
A dilapidated windmill near by lifting its shattered arms from a mound no loftier than a rubbish heap, and a Martello tower squatting at the water's edge half a mile to the south of the Coastguard cottages, are familiar to the skippers of small craft.
A member of Mumbles coastguard cliff rescue team said it was a frantic situation.
The Jeju coastguard sent a 5,000-ton ship to the area and called for back-up from coastguards in Mokpo and Wando in South Jeolla Province.
When the Coastguard tried to contact the caller again they could not get through and a broadcast to all vessels in the area was unsuccessful.
The rescue operation was launched after Holyhead coastguard received a 999 call about a man and a woman trapped between Rhyl harbour and the Sky Tower yesterday afternoon.
Redcar Coastguard Rescue Team has been formally welcomed to Redcar Community Fire Station by Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer.
The Holy Island Coastguard Rescue Team tweeted on Sunday: "The team were tasked this morning to an incident on Holy Island causeway.
The alarm was raised when it did not appear at Carlisle and search teams were scrambled from the HM Coastguard search and rescue team in Prestwick, Ayrshire, along with Tarbert and Campbeltown Coastguard Rescue teams and Arran lifeboat.
A spokesperson for the coastguard said: "They were extracted from the vehicle.