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crew 1

 (kro͞o)
n.
1.
a. A group of people working together; a gang: a crew of stagehands.
b. Slang A group of people, especially friends or associates.
2.
a. All personnel operating or serving aboard a ship.
b. All of a ship's personnel except the officers.
c. All personnel operating or serving aboard an aircraft in flight.
3. Sports
a. A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
b. The sport of rowing.
v. crewed, crew·ing, crews
v.intr.
To serve as a member of a crew: crewed on a sloop.
v.tr.
To serve as a crew member on: The space station will be crewed by a team of eight people.

[Middle English creue, military reinforcement, from Old French, increase, from feminine past participle of creistre, to grow, from Latin crēscere; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

crew′man n.
crew′per′son n.
crew′wom′an n.

crew 2

 (kro͞o)
v. Chiefly British
A past tense of crow2.

crewman

(ˈkruːmən)
n, pl -men
a male member of a ship's crew

crew•man

(ˈkru mən)

n., pl. -men.
a member of a crew.
[1935–40]
crew′man•ship`, n.
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crewman - any member of a ship's crewcrewman - any member of a ship's crew    
hand - a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"
lascar - an East Indian sailor
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
water dog, water rat - a person who enjoys being in or on the water
yachtsman, yachtswoman - a person who owns or sails a yacht
2.crewman - a member of a flight crewcrewman - a member of a flight crew    
crew - the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
aircrewman - a member of an aircrew
privateer, privateersman - an officer or crew member of a privateer
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
3.crewman - a member of a work crew
work party, crew, gang - an organized group of workmen
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
Translations

crewman

[ˈkruːmən] N (crewmen (pl))
1. (Naut) → tripulante mf
2. (TV etc) → miembro mf del equipo (de cámara etc)

crewman

[ˈkruːmən] n (= sailor) → membre m de l'équipagecrew neck n (also crew-neck sweater) → pull m ras du cou
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