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crew

Nautical a group of people assigned to a particular job or type of work

Crew

 

a group of soldiers directly involved in operating a field gun, mortar, machine gun, radio set, or certain other types of combat equipment.

The crew is headed by a gun (mortar or machine gun) commander. The soldiers making up the crew are called by number, and each one performs definite duties. Usually number one is the gunner, number two is the loader, and number three is the carrier. The number of crew members depends on the weapon system.

crew

The personnel who maintain and operate aircraft. The different types of crew are aircrew, ground crew (aircraft servicing personnel), and cabin crew.
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You mean, my man, that the crew contemplates mutiny?
All at once he sat down by my side, and leaned forward earnestly at my boat's crew, who, swinging together in a long, easy stroke, kept their eyes fixed upon him faithfully.
Our crew shouted with immense confidence - honest souls
He must identify the boat's crew and the return boys by their legs.
Borckman and the boat's crew hoisted the mainsail and put the Arangi on her course.
Also, having quarrelled with Clam and broken partnership, Nelson had sailed the Reindeer, his arm in a sling, with a crew of two deep-water sailors, and he had sailed so madly as to frighten them ashore.
And Scotty threw up his job as crew, and departed in the night with a pair of blankets belonging to me.
Maritime crews often travel to and from remote locations when embarking and disembarking vessels or installations.
All three crews marked the event's silver anniversary by returning fantastic performances over the 4km course.
In order for truck crews to conduct crew gunnery, the crew members must complete the following prerequisite training prior to conducting full-caliber, live-fire exercises:
As wildfires hit the area, the Fire Department pulls on five crews -- about 320 prisoners -- who live year-round in guarded dormitories scattered from Malibu to Lancaster in secluded parts of local forests and canyons.
Olympias, this is coalition helicopter, please state how many crew are on board and what cargo you carry, over.