crewman

noun

crew·​man ˈkrü-mən How to pronounce crewman (audio)
: a member of a crew

Examples of crewman in a Sentence

Eight crewmen were wounded in the attack.
Recent Examples on the Web Walker was one of 103 crewmen who died on the ship during the attack, the DPAA said. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 29 Mar. 2024 During the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Oklahoma quickly capsized, killing 429 crewmen, including Winfield. Giuseppe Ricapito, The Mercury News, 18 Mar. 2024 But the astronauts’ mishandling of switches during descent allowed a noxious gas to enter their chamber, affecting the lungs of all three crewmen and resulting in their brief hospitalization upon landing. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2024 In 1947, the Navy disinterred the unidentified remains of the Oklahoma crewmen killed in the attack from two cemeteries in Hawaii, and transferred them to the Central Identification Laboratory at Schofield Barracks for identification, the DPAA said. Simrin Singh, CBS News, 7 Mar. 2024 Following the revolution, many ground crewmen had defected, and American technicians sabotaged some of the Phoenix missiles on their way out. Stephen Witt, Popular Mechanics, 2 Mar. 2023 At one grubby vessel, a Sicilian trawler, crewmen invited me into their mess and gave me a meal. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2024 The American Navy at the time (and now, presumably) required of its officers and crewmen respect for the chain of command, discipline, and a good work ethic. Howard Schneider, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 On the final leg of their voyage, the crewmen floated into their Soyuz MS-23 return vehicle overnight, closed hatches, and undocked from the space station a few hours later. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 27 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crewman was circa 1927

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“Crewman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crewman. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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crewman

noun
crew·​man ˈkrü-mən How to pronounce crewman (audio)
: a member of a crew

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