Definition of crewman in US English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘They grant him a ship and fifty-two crewmen.’
    • ‘Submarine crewmen were watched carefully for the effects of stress from two many combat cruises.’
    • ‘All that was there to greet him were a few crewmen and a minor bridge officer.’
    • ‘He also has to be as technically sound on aircraft operations as an air crewman.’
    • ‘Crewmen jumped overboard.’
    • ‘The skipper of the vessel shouted an order to a crewman.’
    • ‘He is one of at least seven former pilots or crewmen who now work with the police or rescue helicopter services.’
    • ‘She stepped out and passed several crewmen as she made her way into the ship's lounge.’
    • ‘Crewmen run around, trying to begin repairs on the ships.’