crew·​mate | \ ˈkrü-ˌmāt How to pronounce crewmate (audio) \

Definition of crewmate

: a fellow crewman

Examples of crewmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His crewmate Gerrit de Veer published a book telling the story. Michael O’donnell, WSJ, "‘Icebound’ Review: Into the Void," 24 Dec. 2020 The driver yelled the evacuation order out the window and honked, but Jones and her crewmate could not hear. Matthias Gafni,, "Exclusive: Firefighting tactics went wrong in death of contractor, near-fatal injury to inmate," 25 Oct. 2020 Porters greeting the ships found a grisly sight: a few ill sailors, their bodies ravaged with black, oozing buboes, standing on deck among their dead crewmates. Fox News, "History's 5 deadliest pandemics and epidemics," 22 Apr. 2020 The scene played out on closed-circuit television monitoring the habitat from the surface; Mr. Barth frantically tried to get his crewmate back to the diving pod where the other two divers waited. John Schwartz,, "Robert Barth, 89, a pioneer of deep-sea diving," 10 Apr. 2020 Meir and Skripochka spent 205 days in space, with Meir carrying out the first three all-women spacewalks with crewmate Christina Koch, who returned from space in February. NBC News, "ISS crew lands in Kazakhstan after more than 200 days," 17 Apr. 2020 He and his crewmates also listened to a lot of music. Cnn Staff, CNN, "Astronaut Scott Kelly on surviving isolation: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for April 3," 3 Apr. 2020 In images captured by his crewmates, Schweickart exits the craft in space with a brilliant view of Earth behind him. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Living an isolated life: Astronauts, Antarctic doctors and climbers share their advice," 27 Mar. 2020 Playing Scrabble with her U.S., Italian and Russian crewmates, as challenging as that might be in weightlessness. Washington Post, "Astronaut Christina Koch heads home from ISS after blazing a trail for women," 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of crewmate

1938, in the meaning defined above

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

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