crew chief


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 Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said after the game that crew chief Ben Taylor had told him at halftime that referee John Butler thought Green was yelling at him and made a mistake by giving Green his second technical, which triggered the ejection. Connor Letourneau,, "NBA to rescind Draymond Green’s second technical from Warriors-Knicks game," 22 Jan. 2021 Jeremy Bullins, the only crew chief without Final 4 experience, brings the same car that won New Hampshire. Michael Knight, The Arizona Republic, "NASCAR by the numbers: predicting Sunday's Cup championship race winner," 7 Nov. 2020 His friend Callie Vinson, who works in advertising in Chicago, signed up for the adventure and became his crew chief, driving the van across the country. Lori Riley,, "After losing his job when the pandemic hit, Glastonbury’s Shan Riggs saw an opportunity to run across America and raise $40,000 for Foodshare. Today he completes a three-month journey.," 1 Dec. 2020 With everything on the line, his crew chief went with an aggressive adjustment aimed at gaining one last burst of speed. Jenna Fryer,, "Crew chiefs feel the heat to be perfect in NASCAR finale," 3 Nov. 2020 Brian Wilson, Cindric's crew chief, said Thursday's win was the culmination of a lot of work in the garage and at the race track over the past year. Jason Hoffman, The Enquirer, "Austin Cindric wins Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky Speedway: 'I've never had more confidence.'," 10 July 2020 Greg Ives, Harrell's crew chief for the past six seasons, shared kind words in memory of his teammate in Hendrick Motorsports' news release. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "NASCAR'S William 'Rowdy' Harrell and his wife died in a car crash while on their honeymoon," 28 Nov. 2020 The list of probable talent was deep and ranged from retiring crew chief Chad Knaus to current title contender Kevin Harvick, who has proved to be an outstanding guest analyst. Jenna Fryer,, "Clint Bowyer chooses long role in NASCAR over proper farewell tour," 17 Oct. 2020 Blaney was docked 10 points, crew chief Todd Gordon was suspended for the race and his 24th-place finish dropped him to 15th in the playoff standings. Jenna Fryer,, "Ryan Blaney hopes to avoid playoff elimination at Bristol," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of crew chief

1926, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jan 2021

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“Crew chief.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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