crew cut


Definition of crew cut

: a very short haircut usually for men or boys in which the hair resembles the bristle surface of a brush

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Howard, 27, was his opposite: short, with a blond crew cut and tattoos up to his eyebrows. Molly Hennessy-fiske,, "Two buddies survived fighting Islamic State, but for one civilian life was too much," 20 June 2019 Work crews cut the two temples into more than 1,000 blocks that weighed up to 30 tons each that were lifted out by cranes and reassembled over a four-year period. Jennifer Hattam, Discover Magazine, "How Engineers Move Massive Structures Without Breaking Them," 11 Mar. 2019 Punk and profane in her writing and her life, Acker was voracious and shape-shifting, rebellious and disruptive, and fiercely adamant (with her tattoos, piercings and signature crew cut) about the awkward and tender toughness of being embodied. Kathleen Rooney, New York Times, "Three Literary Critics Who Engage With Their Subjects, Unconventionally," 27 Apr. 2018 His hair was styled into cornrows at the top and a crew cut on the side. Ronald Blum, The Seattle Times, "Manny the Masher, Manny the Miscreant & Macho Manny," 23 Oct. 2018 His peppery hair was cut short, almost in a crew cut. Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post, "Rediscovered in the alleys of Tangier, Morocco’s last link to the Beat Generation feels broken," 12 May 2018 The crew cut power to around 3,200 people while making repairs, Labrie said. Andres Picon,, "100 gallons of gas spilled from a truck in Northbridge — 9,900 gallons didn’t," 3 July 2018 Highway officials also complain the memorials frequently get in the way of road crews cutting grass or clearing snow. Alexis Hobbs, Woman's Day, "Couple Who Lost Daughter in Car Accident Find Her Roadside Memorial Replaced With HORRIBLE Note," 3 Sep. 2015 Bommarito said firefighters used that to their advantage overnight as hand crews cut about a mile of fire line in an effort to contain the blaze. Hannah Fry,, "175-acre Laguna Beach brush fire is 85% contained, firefighters say," 6 June 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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: a very short haircut usually for men or boys

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