crewmate

noun
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 She and six crewmates were killed when the Challenger broke apart shortly after takeoff on Jan. 28, 1986. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Bill creating coin honoring Christa McAuliffe is approved," 19 Sep. 2019 The other two survivors, Ken Potts and Lou Conter, both 98, echoed their crewmate’s view of the Navy’s decision. Shaun Mckinnon, azcentral, "U.S. Navy will name new submarine the USS Arizona, recalling ship at Pearl Harbor," 23 Dec. 2019 Koch will serve as the lead spacewalker for Sunday’s excursion with Morgan, her U.S. male crewmate. Fox News, "NASA announces first all-female spacewalk after spacesuit controversy," 5 Oct. 2019 Koch will serve as the lead spacewalker for Sunday’s excursion with Morgan, her U.S. male crewmate. Washington Post, "NASA sets 1st all-female spacewalk after suit flap in spring," 5 Oct. 2019 Koch will serve as the lead spacewalker for Sunday’s excursion with Morgan, her U.S. male crewmate. San Diego Union-Tribune, "NASA sets 1st all-female spacewalk after suit flap in spring," 4 Oct. 2019 Patriots fans who want accountability for Boger and his crewmates will likely be disappointed. BostonGlobe.com, "“I didn’t feel it was up to the standards that are necessary to work in the National Football League,” said Jim Daopoulos, formerly the NFL’s supervisor of officials.," 9 Dec. 2019 Welles launches you via an escape pod, then puts a hefty responsibility on your shoulders: wanna help expose the truth, bring down the Board, and possibly save the rest of your crewmates? Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The Outer Worlds review: Fall deeply into the best Fallout-like game in years," 22 Oct. 2019 Despite the situation, all Maes could think about was breaking free to help his crewmates — the tank’s gunner was bleeding from her thigh, while the driver had a broken back. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Soldier, 21, Severs Own Leg to Save Crew After Tank Crashes: 'Either I Step Up or We All Die'," 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of crewmate

1938, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2020

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“Crewmate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crewmate. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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