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.

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Nineteen South Koreans and a Hungarian crewman have been confirmed dead, with eight people missing. Washington Post, "Efforts to raise sunken Danube tour boat starting in Hungary," 11 June 2019 Nineteen South Koreans and a Hungarian crewman have been confirmed dead, with eight people still listed as missing. Pablo Gorondi,, "Sunken Danube tour boat is raised in Hungary, 4 bodies found," 11 June 2019 The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Kesler. Julia Rentsch, The Denver Post, "Remains of Berthoud man killed at Pearl Harbor during World War II identified at last," 7 June 2019 Two more rounds from Lattimer’s gun brought two more hits that left the tank disabled with three dead crewmen., "The brother I never knew, lost to my family on D-Day," 6 June 2019 In 2009, an electrical accident killed a crewman off the coast of Turkey. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s Hard-Luck Carrier Damaged in Shipyard Accident," 30 Oct. 2018 In 1954 explosions rocked the aircraft carrier Bennington off Rhode Island, killing 103 crewmen in one of the worst peacetime disasters in Navy history., "May 27, 1954: Explosion rips carrier Bennington," 27 May 2018 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

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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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