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

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The crew chiefs then bought some of the opioids back from the clients and distributed them on the city streets. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "‘Drug Dealers in White Coats’," 11 Oct. 2018 How the dueling crew chiefs reacted The question on everyone’s mind was did Pearn and the 78 team have this tricky maneuver planned all along? Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Breaking down the clever strategy that gave Martin Truex Jr. a win at Sonoma," 26 June 2018 The win was the 42nd of Harvick’s Cup career, which ranks 18th all-time, and crew chief Rodney Childers understands the No. Randy Covitz, USA TODAY, "Kevin Harvick on record single-season victory pace: Winning is 'addicting'," 13 May 2018 The computer screen showed five laps remaining, and Kevin Harvick’s crew chief started to pack up his computer in frustration. Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "Wild finish puts Kevin Harvick as KC Masterpiece 400 winner | The Kansas City Star," 12 May 2018 The helicopter crew chief was the longest-serving Marine among those killed, joining in 2003, and had been deployed to Iraq twice, the air base said. Washington Post, "Marines killed in California crash include new dad, Iraq vet," 5 Apr. 2018 Blaney crew chief Jeremy Bullins was fined $50,000, and car chief Kirk Almquist was suspended for the next two races. Jenna Fryer, The Seattle Times, "Harvick’s championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors," 7 Nov. 2018 The race promised to turn into a fuel mileage race as the laps wound down, and nobody has been better with the strategy than Truex and crew chief Cole Pearn. John Kekis, Fox News, "Chase Elliott gets first NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Watkins Glen," 6 Aug. 2018 One veteran crew chief, who has a NASCAR Cup championship on his resume, thinks Chevrolet’s problems lie deeper than the aerodynamics of the Camaro body. Steven Cole Smith,, "Erik Jones: Winning Daytona would be huge," 13 June 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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