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: having a crew : carrying or performed by people
a crewed space mission
The sequel … will explore a world where aerial combat is increasingly shifting from crewed aircraft to drones.James White


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past tense and past participle of crew entry 3

Examples of crewed in a Sentence

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Planning for the return journey is an integral part of the preparations for a crewed Mars mission. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use


1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crewed was in 1900

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“Crewed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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