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crew 1

a. A group of people working together; a gang: a crew of stagehands.
b. Slang A group of people, especially friends or associates.
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
To serve as a member of a crew: crewed on a sloop.
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

v. Chiefly British
A past tense of crow2.
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n, pl -men
a male member of a ship's crew
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(ˈkru mən)

n., pl. -men.
a member of a crew.
crew′man•ship`, n.
usage: See -man.
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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
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[ˈkruːmən] N (crewmen (pl))
1. (Naut) → tripulante mf
2. (TV etc) → miembro mf del equipo (de cámara etc)
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[ˈkruːmən] n (= sailor) → membre m de l'équipagecrew neck n (also crew-neck sweater) → pull m ras du cou
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His disappearance was noticed by a colleague, said Mohammad Rosli who added that the operation launched at 4.15pm yesterday and covering an area of 75 nautical square miles found no trace of the missing crewman so far.
An emergency call was made at 9.20pm on Friday, and the crewman was brought to the Clickimin emergency helipad shortly after midnight.
The crewman swam "He heard the skipper shout that he did not know what to find was happening.
Their reasoning was that because he overstayed his 29-day crewman visa and worked within 90 days of arrival over 20 years ago, it constituted fraud, and a fraud waiver was now required.
Redcar Coastguard Rescue Team (RCRT) said: "We were tasked by CGOC Humber to extricate an injured crewman from MV Tjonger docked at North Sea Supply Base on the river Tees.
Attempts to remove the deeplyembedded hook had been unsuccessful and it was decided that the crewman should be rescued from the vehicle carrier ship and treated at a hospital.
"The crewman was assisted on to the lifeboat and was cared for by two of the casualty care team.
A humpback whale has been spotted in Liverpool Bay by Mersey boat crewman Lee Sparks, who filmed the whale's distinctive | |pectoral fin on his mobile phone; and, inset, what the whale looks like close up
The pilot regained control and returned to the ship and the other crewman was rescued and is in stable condition.
The skipper was father-of-two Mark Arries and the crewman was Edward Ide, who had a four-month-old son.
"The crewman and his family were incredibly grateful for Jennifer's help, and they've thanked her over and over again."
The Navy later confirmed the fatality and said the search for the missing crewman continued.