from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun any member of a ship's crew.
  • noun a member of a flight crew.
  • noun a member of a work crew.

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  • noun A member of a crew, especially the crew of a ship.
  • noun Canada, military The military trade of armoured crewman, abbreviated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any member of a ship's crew
  • noun a member of a flight crew
  • noun a member of a work crew


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  • No mention of a second crewman is given in Air Force accounts of this incident.

    Tatum, Lawrence B.

  • A crewman from a Spanish trawler who was seriously injured in an accident 150 miles off the coast of Co Clare this evening is to be airlifted to hospital in Cork.

    RTÉ News

  • The crewman was the first off the Canadian frigate Wednesday, moments after it sailed into its home port following a six-month counter-terrorism mission in the Persian Gulf...

    HMCS Charlottetown returns to Halifax

  • The crewman was a wiry middle-aged man named Kevain.

    Voice of the Gods

  • William, inevitably dubbed crewman K-9, is being trained to help the lifeboat by searching for casualties along the shoreline, and then barking to bring the crew to the location.

    YBW News

  • referring to the crewman who ejected from his US jet as it crashed into a field Locals queued up to hug and shake hand of the crewman to thank him for the work of the coalition - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The "crewman" turned out to be a hairy horror, a three-foot headless lump shaped like an eggplant, supported by four splayed legs and with an indefinite number of tentacles wriggling below the stalked eyes.

    The Worshippers

  • Shar, Revel, and another crewman named Hap had been the only survivors.

    Fishers of Hope

  • One of the things Blair learned as a missile crewman was that he could have launched all two hundred of his missiles on his own.

    How the End Begins

  • And the two launch consoles with the key slots were built a distance apart, which kept one crewman from, say, twisting his own key with his left hand and reaching over to twist the other key with his right hand.

    How the End Begins


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