crew·​man | \ ˈkrü-mən How to pronounce crewman (audio) \

Definition of crewman

: a member of a crew

Examples of crewman in a Sentence

Eight crewmen were wounded in the attack.
Recent Examples on the Web According to the Pentagon, from December 1941 to June 1944 Navy personnel worked to recover the remains of the ship’s crewmen. Ivana Hrynkiw |, al, "Remains of Navy veteran killed in Pearl Harbor back in Alabama," 17 Oct. 2019 Historical Inuit witnesses reported boarding one of the ships and finding a crewman’s body lying on a floor. National Geographic, "In 1845 explorers sought the Northwest Passage—then vanished," 8 Aug. 2019 In the nearest crater, the crewmen were running a pump off a small generator, washing mud toward a sluice with a hose. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "Blood Gold in the Brazilian Rain Forest," 4 Nov. 2019 Hoh Shi Cheng was hit once in the neck near the entrance to the boat’s engine room while the other crewmen took cover, the court said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death," 18 Sep. 2019 This was where three Titan II crewmen, the Missile Combat Crew Commander, the Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander, Ballistic Missile Analyst Technician, and the Missile Facilities Technician lived in shifts, adjacent to the missile itself. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "You Can Own This Former ICBM Silo in the Arizona Desert," 15 Nov. 2019 That crewman was behind glass in a separate engineering compartment on another deck, Reed said. Washington Post, "Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship," 9 Sep. 2019 Jerome Patrick Mead, a World War II air crewman and retired Bendix Field Engineering controller, died of complications of a fall at his home Aug. 25., "Jerome P. Mead, World War II veteran and retired Bendix controller, dies," 6 Sep. 2019 For Jones and other former Dauntless crewmen, captains and commanders in attendance, the ceremony, which included a pennant presentation and the unveiling of a 50th anniversary coin, brought back waves of nostalgia. Capt. Nick Powell, Houston Chronicle, "Coast Guard honors cutter Dauntless' 50 years of service at Galveston ceremony," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of crewman

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crewman was circa 1927

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12 Jan 2020

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“Crewman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crewman

: a person who helps operate a ship, airplane, or train
: a person who is part of a group of people who work together

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