crew·​man | \ ˈkrü-mən \

Definition of crewman

: a member of a crew

Examples of crewman in a Sentence

Eight crewmen were wounded in the attack.

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Since last month, November 2018, the DPAA has identified 6 crewmen who died on the USS Oklahoma: George A. Thompson, Kenneth H. Sampson, Willard I. Lawson, Ulis C. Steely, Charles M. Stern, Jr., and Kirby R. Stapleton. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "After 77 Years, We're Still Identifying Men Who Died at Pearl Harbor," 7 Dec. 2018 As if that wasn’t bad enough, another wave almost sends crewman Spencer overboard… again. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "'Deadliest Catch' Season 14, Episode 18 recap: Crews race against terrible weather to meet deadlines," 15 Aug. 2018 Two other crewmen died; Mr. Bush was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "George H.W. Bush, America’s 41st President and Father of 43rd, Dies," 1 Dec. 2018 Steve Kraus, then 22, was on the Evans that day and was among the 199 crewmen who survived. Tylisa C. Johnson,, "74 sailors died during a Vietnam warfare exercise, but their names aren't on D.C. memorial," 9 July 2018 Prosecutors say the men hid the shotgun and coordinated false stories among other crewmen. Fox News, "2 Alaska fishermen charged with killing Steller sea lions," 19 Apr. 2018 His crewman untied the trap’s bait bag and tossed the sour-smelling herring remains into the water, where a flock of sea gulls scuffled. New York Times, "Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.," 21 June 2018 Seventy-three other crewmen were swallowed up by the South China Sea, while 199 survived. Tylisa C. Johnson,, "74 sailors died during a Vietnam warfare exercise, but their names aren't on D.C. memorial," 9 July 2018 Exploiting the element of fear by creating noises in an adjoining room which sounded as though other crew members were being killed. Slapping and punching crewmen or hitting them with gun butts. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "‘Beaten every day’: North Korea tortured USS Pueblo crew members, gathering damaging intel," 23 Jan. 2018

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circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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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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