crew chief

noun

Definition of crew chief

: one who is in charge of a crew of workers especially : a noncommissioned officer (as in the air force) who supervises an airplane's ground crew

Examples of crew chief in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moore, 24, was an MV-22B Osprey crew chief who joined the Marines in August 2018. Paul Best, Fox News, 21 Mar. 2022 Knaus was crew chief for all seven of Johnson's Cup championships. Koki Riley And Michael Knight, The Arizona Republic, 9 Nov. 2020 The Hendrick effort will be lead by crew chief for seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson and current Hendrick vice president of competition Chad Knaus, who will serve as its Garage 56 program manager. Greg Engle, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 The team was docked 100 driver points and 100 owner points and crew chief Matt McCall was fined $100,000 and suspended from the next four NASCAR Cup Series points races. Greg Engle, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 On the tenth day, dozens of people stood alongside the beams and began to line up all the joints, following the crew chief’s instructions. Douglas Starr, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Mar. 2022 In addition to the points penalty, Keselowski’s crew chief was suspended four races and fined $100,000. Jenna Fryer, courant.com, 28 Mar. 2022 And Sunday's crew chief, Sam Holbrook, indicates there wouldn't be much sentiment among umps to receive more latitude. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 11 Oct. 2021 All of those coming with crew chief Chad Knaus on top of the pit box. Greg Engle, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of crew chief

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crew chief was in 1926

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16 May 2022

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“Crew chief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crew%20chief. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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