crew·​mate ˈkrü-ˌmāt How to pronounce crewmate (audio)
: a fellow crewman

Examples of crewmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once their surface operations are complete, the astronauts will ascend on Starship to rejoin their crewmates onboard Orion for the return to Earth. Michael Greshko, Scientific American, 18 Jan. 2024 The mission had been planned to orbit Earth, but intelligence reports that the Soviets were readying a crewed mission around the moon led NASA to change its plan, sending Mr. Borman, Lovell and crewmate William Anders more than 230,000 miles away from Earth and to orbit the moon 10 times. Eryn Brown, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 Rubio and his two Russian crewmates, Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, were never in grave danger aboard the ISS as NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos scrambled to secure their journey home. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 One of Felipe’s crewmates showed up at his home asking for him. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 Before his death, Borman was the oldest living former NASA astronaut, 11 days older than Jim Lovell, his Gemini 7 and Apollo 8 crewmate, who now assumes the title. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2023 Many of the sailors, Felipe and his two crewmates among them, stayed on their vessels out of a sense of duty to protect them from the storm, family members said. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 Certain’s captors beat him with their fists as his crewmate protested. Jeremy Redmon, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Oct. 2023 Chinese commander Tang Hongbo, alongside crewmates Tang Shengjie and Jiang Xinlin, launched inside their Shenzhou 17 spacecraft atop a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan space base in northwestern China. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 27 Oct. 2023 See More

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First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crewmate was in 1938

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“Crewmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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