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 In his role as crew chief aboard the Osprey, Collart would have worked to secure the safety of everyone onboard while the aircraft failed. Antonio Olivo, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2023 The call came during a pit stop with less than 66 laps to go. After entering the pits in ninth, crew chief Cliff Daniels called for a two-tire change instead of four. Daniel McFadin, Arkansas Online, 5 June 2023 With Bang piloting the craft and Zylka acting as crew chief, the two began their return journey from Baraboo at 9 p.m. But 40 minutes later, the craft crashed into a farmer’s field in Dodge County. Elliot Hughes, Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2023 He was docked 60 points, his crew chief suspended two races and dropped from 21st to 29th in the standings. Mark Heim |, al, 24 Apr. 2023 Majeski raced without crew chief Joe Shear Jr. on the box and had a right rear tire confiscated. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2023 Knaus has 82 race wins, trailing only Dale Inman and Leonard Wood for all-time wins by a crew chief. Anthony Gharib, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2023 August 5, 2023 After a couple of minutes arguing with crew chief Mark Wegner and home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman, Francona turned and started back toward Cleveland’s dugout. Joe Noga, cleveland, 5 Aug. 2023 In addition to Bonnett, other Modern Era nominees who were not elected included drivers Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards, Harry Gant, Larry Phillips and Ricky Rudd and crew chiefs Tim Brewer and Harry Hyde. Mark Inabinett |, al, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crew chief was in 1926

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“Crew chief.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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