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 referees' crew chief will review challenges for called fouls, while the NBA's Replay Center will make a decision on all other challenges. Jenna West,, "Report: NBA to Add Coach's Challenges in Summer Leagues," 28 June 2019 The official crew chief will confirm challenge to the outcome of called fouls. Dana Scott, azcentral, "NBA adds coach's challenge to Summer League and potentially the 2019-20 season," 28 June 2019 The addition of a half-mile, making the 12-turn course length 2.52 miles, will alter how crew chiefs gauge their fuel strategy. Tom Fitzgerald,, "Denny Hamlin doubts Sonoma winner will be a surprise," 21 June 2019 The crew chief is generous enough to credit Marquez for the pair's special bond. Jonathan Hawkins, CNN, "The power behind Marc Marquez's MotoGP throne," 11 June 2019 In other words, the way crew chiefs, engineers and mechanics had set up their cars for Sonoma will have to change their calculations. Tom Fitzgerald,, "Even more twists and turns at Sonoma: The Carousel is back," 20 June 2019 Knaus took over as crew chief for 2018 Rookie of the Year William Byron and the No. Tom Fitzgerald,, "NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson, winless in two years, hopes to end skid at Sonoma," 15 June 2019 Finally showed up On a recent sunny morning, Givens stepped outside St. Agatha’s after he and the entire team at North Lawndale — workers, outreach, crew chiefs, jobs coaches — held a peace circle to welcome new members. Annie Sweeney,, "In hopes of stopping bloodshed, a multimillion-dollar effort is providing jobs, therapy to city's most violent," 8 June 2018 Canadian Cole Pearn, who quarterbacked Truex’s career renaissance, is still calling the shots as crew chief. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Truex makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing with championship goal," 11 Feb. 2019

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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