One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of a coast guard, especially the US Coast Guard.
- ‘South Korean coastguardsmen attempted to seize two boats illegally fishing in the zone.’
- ‘You try and get down to the individual soldier, airmen, sailor, Marine level, coastguardsmen duty, civilian and look them in the eye and say, ‘How's it going?’’
- ‘The discussion included the facts and figures of the 8th annual exercise, a contingent of 5 ships with 1400 soldiers, sailors, coastguardsmen and 300 marines.’
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