coast guard

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coast guard (US) noun
or British coastguard
plural coast guards
coast guard (US)
noun
or British coastguard
plural coast guards
Learner's definition of COAST GUARD
US the Coast Guard or Brit the Coastguard : an organization that has the job of guarding the area along a country's coast and helping people, boats, and ships that are in danger on the sea
◊ The U.S. Coast Guard is a military organization.
often used before another noun
[count] British : a member of the Coastguard
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