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

Shirley, one of the few female crew chiefs in the history of the sport, recorded her first win in her new role. Kenzie Winstead, The Courier-Journal, "Madison Regatta a successful homecoming for Louisville's Cindy Shirley," 8 July 2018 Pearn won that race over Childers in a match of two of racing’s best crew chiefs. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Martin Truex Jr. surges into championship picture with deft pit-stop fake-out," 24 June 2018 Cubs manager Joe Maddon asked for a crew chief review, only for everyone at PNC Park to find out the play wasn’t reviewable. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Benches empty in 3rd as Cubs trail Pirates 2-1," 30 May 2018 Snitker came out of the home dugout screaming at umpire crew chief Jerry Layne and was immediately ejected, marking the second time in three games the Braves manager was tossed. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, "Gabe Kapler's bullpen usage with Phillies is becoming a soap opera," 31 Mar. 2018 That’s part of growing and blossoming as a crew chief and being one of the elite.’’ After that quick pit stop, Bowyer had outside position on Harvick on the ensuing restart and was able to take the lead. Noah Trister, BostonGlobe.com, "Clint Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan," 11 June 2018 When the umpires’ ruling was announced, Green went out to talk to crew chief Brian Gorman. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Richard, bullpen, timely hitting carry Padres to tense victory in Colorado," 9 Apr. 2018 The ones that get me are during a yellow when him and (crew chief) Adam (Stevens) are joking back and forth. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "How Samantha Busch runs one of the best Twitter accounts in NASCAR," 5 July 2018 Those eligible for the first time are four-time champion Jeff Gordon, fabled car owner partners Jon Holman and Ralph Moody, four-time champion crew chief Kirk Shelmerdine and ageless driver Harry Gant, who was still winning races in his 50s. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Is a great story enough to get Alan Kulwicki in the NASCAR Hall? 'This is absolutely the year.'," 21 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'crew chief.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of crew chief

1926, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about crew chief

Share crew chief

Dictionary Entries near crew chief

crevice

creviced

crew

crew chief

crew cut

Crewe

crewel

Statistics for crew chief

Last Updated

11 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for crew chief

The first known use of crew chief was in 1926

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on crew chief

See words that rhyme with crew chief

Comments on crew chief

What made you want to look up crew chief? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!