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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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 By the time of that final voyage, Lundy was a veteran crewman, having worked with Fishing Company of Alaska for 17 years at sea and at shipyards helping to monitor repairs. Anchorage Daily News, "A decade after the Alaska Ranger sank, a survivor changes his story," 13 Apr. 2018 In 1998, the crewmen were honored with a plaque and tree at Arlington National Cemetery. Tylisa C. Johnson,, "74 sailors died during a Vietnam warfare exercise, but their names aren't on D.C. memorial," 9 July 2018 Kennington had five or six crew members, about half of the uniformed crewmen in Bowyer’s stall., "Small NASCAR racing margins often come from big bucks," 8 July 2018 Half of the 36 bombers that made the attack were damaged and about 18 crewmen were injured, McCaslin said. David Owens,, "74 Years Later, Connecticut Airman Shot Down Over France In WW II To Get Proper Burial," 7 July 2018 The search for a crewman of the Norwegian Getaway was going into its seventh hour late Saturday night. Anne Geggis,, "Coast Guard searches for cruise ship crewman lost overboard," 1 July 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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