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Definition of "crew" []

  • A group of people working together; a gang: a crew of stagehands. (noun)
  • A group of people gathered together temporarily; a crowd. (noun)
  • All personnel operating or serving aboard a ship. (noun)
  • All of a ship's personnel except the officers. (noun)
  • All personnel operating or serving aboard an aircraft in flight. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crew" in a sentence
  • "Cause it just so happens that Unite, the union of British Airways cabin crew, is on strike, meaning all flights between Glasgow and London are canceled."
  • "When you watch, notice that the pilots are all men, and the cabin crew is all female."
  • ""Working the chain crew is a way to keep a hand in the game," says Garner, a retired teacher from Oceanside, Calif."