Seabee

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Etymology[edit]

Phonetic rendering of the initials CB, for construction battalion, with the spelling probably influenced by the words sea (patrolled by the Navy) and bee (a symbol of industriousness).

Noun[edit]

Seabee (plural Seabees)

  1. A construction battalion of the United States Navy, responsible for building, bulldozing, etc.

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