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A member of one of the construction battalions in the US Navy that builds naval aviation bases and shore facilities.

[Alteration of cee bee, pronunciation of the initial letters of construction battalion.]


(Military) a member of the US Navy's Construction Battalions established to build airstrips
[C20: from pronunciation of CB, for Construction Battalion]



a member of the U.S. Navy construction battalions charged with building airfields, landing facilities, etc., in combat areas.
[1942, Amer.; sp. form of the letters CB, for Construction Battalion]
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