crewman

Definitions of crewman
  1. noun
    a member of a work crew
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    type of:
    employee
    a worker who is hired to perform a job
  2. noun
    any member of a ship's crew
    synonyms: sailor
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    examples:
    Alexander Selcraig
    Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
    Sir John Hawkins
    English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
    Captain Kidd
    Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)
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    hand
    a member of the crew of a ship
    lascar
    an East Indian sailor
    Jack, Jack-tar, gob, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar
    a man who serves as a sailor
    water dog, water rat
    a person who enjoys being in or on the water
    yachtsman, yachtswoman
    a person who owns or sails a yacht
    able seaman, able-bodied seaman
    a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
    bo's'n, bo'sun, boatswain, bos'n, bosun
    a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
    deckhand, roustabout
    a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
    helmsman, steerer, steersman
    the person who steers a ship
    bargee, bargeman, lighterman
    someone who operates a barge
    officer, ship's officer
    a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
    pilot
    a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
    sea lawyer
    an argumentative and contentious seaman
    whaler
    a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
    type of:
    skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
    a worker who has acquired special skills
  3. noun
    a member of a flight crew
    synonyms: crew member
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    examples:
    Sir John Hawkins
    English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
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    aircrewman
    a member of an aircrew
    privateer, privateersman
    an officer or crew member of a privateer
    bombardier
    the member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target
    flight engineer
    the flight crewman responsible for mechanical operation while in flight
    navigator
    the member of an aircrew who is responsible for the aircraft's course
    type of:
    skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
    a worker who has acquired special skills
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