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 Charter Captain Jason Boyll, pro angler Joshua Jorgensen, and a crewman motored from Fort Myers aboard Captain Gord Daniher’s 43-foot vessel. Tom Keer, Field & Stream, "Florida Anglers Land Giant Warsaw Grouper That Nearly Weighed 300 Pounds," 23 Feb. 2021 The aircraft, flying unmanned, could be controlled by the crewman of another bomber flying nearby, steering it into the target. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Once Turned B-17 Bombers Into Actual Bombs. It Didn't Go Well.," 14 Jan. 2021 In the Apache’s nearly four-decade service run, there have been several cases where a crewman or some other military personnel have ridden on the outside of the attack helicopter. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Here's What's in an Apache Helicopter Survival Kit," 30 Dec. 2020 The bio for the user named Panzerleiter at Iron Watch also claimed to be a tank crewman in the U.S. Army who registered in upstate New York. Dave Bangert, USA TODAY, "Indiana police fire new officer after social media posts reveal link to neo-Nazi forum," 19 Oct. 2020 In 2003, preservationists restoring a cannon recovered from the CSS Alabama found the remains of a crewman encrusted against the iron. al, "Mobile’s statue: Who was Confederate Adm. Raphael Semmes?," 5 June 2020 About 1,000 will remain onboard to look after essential functions, but with 90 crewmen already having tested positive for the virus, time is of the essence. Brian Barrett, Wired, "Security News This Week: A Notorious Spyware Vendor Wants to Track Coronavirus Spread," 4 Apr. 2020 The Taiwanese crewmen were on their way back to port after fishing in the high seas and sped away to avoid the gunfire coming from the Philippine coast guard vessel, according to the decision. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death," 18 Sep. 2019 Horwitz brings the travels of Cook to life by signing on as a working crewman aboard a replica of Cook's vessel. Mary Cadden, USA TODAY, "Travel the world in spite of coronavirus by reading these 10 transporting travelogues," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of crewman

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Crewman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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