crewmate

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

Definition of crewmate

: a fellow crewman

Examples of crewmate in a Sentence

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Hague and his crewmate, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, emerged unscathed, but this was the first such event for the Russians in 35 years. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Female, black astronaut booted from space station flight to ring closing bell at NASDAQ for NASA," 12 July 2019 Collins, who orbited the moon in the mother ship while his crewmates were on the surface, was keenly aware that failure was an option. Anchorage Daily News, "How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.," 23 June 2019 The hallways are full of laser turrets, deadly radiation leaks, and possessed former crewmates. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "System Shock 2 helped define survival horror — but it’s still in a league of its own," 11 Aug. 2019 Virts’ former space station crewmate, Russian Gennady Padalka, was on the first two legs of the flight. Washington Post, "Former astronaut helps break flight record over poles," 11 July 2019 Collins, who orbited the moon in the mother ship while his crewmates were on the surface, was keenly aware that failure was an option. Anchorage Daily News, "How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.," 23 June 2019 His crewmate Neil Armstrong carried a piece of the Wright Flyer’s wooden propeller. National Geographic, "Countdown to a new era inSpace," 17 June 2019 She and six crewmates were killed when the Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff Jan. 28, 1986. USA TODAY, "Crystal Cathedral reborn Catholic, 'Conjuring' house, Wiki ‘editathon’: News from around our 50 states," 11 July 2019 The entire process of deploying and securing their crewmate to the stretcher should take less than 10 minutes. Allen Kim, CNN, "European Space Agency tests new device to rescue incapacitated astronauts on the Moon," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of crewmate

1938, in the meaning defined above

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