bluejacket

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EtymologyEdit

blue +‎ jacket

NounEdit

bluejacket ‎(plural bluejackets)

  1. (nautical) A seaman of a British warship
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 13, [1]
      It never entered his mind that here was a matter which from its extreme questionableness, it was his duty as a loyal blue-jacket to report in the proper quarter.
  2. (nautical) An enlisted man in the US Navy.

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