One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of a group of people who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc., particularly one who is not an officer.‘the coast guard has rescued seven crewmen from a tugboat being battered by rough seas’
- ‘After graduating, one of his early jobs was as a helicopter crewman in the North Sea.’
- ‘All that was there to greet him were a few crewmen and a minor bridge officer.’
- ‘Crewmen run around, trying to begin repairs on the ships.’
- ‘Submarine crewmen were watched carefully for the effects of stress from two many combat cruises.’
- ‘Crewmen jumped overboard.’
- ‘He is one of at least seven former pilots or crewmen who now work with the police or rescue helicopter services.’
- ‘The skipper of the vessel shouted an order to a crewman.’
- ‘She stepped out and passed several crewmen as she made her way into the ship's lounge.’
- ‘They grant him a ship and fifty-two crewmen.’
- ‘He also has to be as technically sound on aircraft operations as an air crewman.’
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