coast guardcoast guard
- a governmental force employed to defend a nation's coasts, prevent smuggling, aid vessels in distress, maintain lighthouses, etc.
- [C- G-] the United States Coast Guard
- a member of a coast guard
also Coast Guard
- 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.
- A member of a coast guard.
(plural coast guards)
- Alternative spelling of coastguard.