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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.
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.]
v. Chiefly British
A past tense of crow2.
n, pl -men
a male member of a ship's crew
n., pl. -men.
a member of a crew.
usage: See -man.
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|Noun||1.||crewman - 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
|2.||crewman - a member of a flight crew |
crew - the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
aircrewman - a member of an aircrew
|3.||crewman - a member of a work crew|
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job