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gun crew

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noun
  1. the sailors and petty officers in charge of a gun on a ship.

Origin of gun crew

First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gun crew

Historical Examples

  • The American in command of the gun-crew was the only one who smiled, and he did it openly.

    West Wind Drift

    George Barr McCutcheon

  • "Fire on the top of the roll," cautioned the captain of the gun-crew, which comprised four of the best gunners on the ship.

    The North Pacific

    Willis Boyd Allen

  • Rexdale, who was closely noting the practice, hesitated, it being the strict rule that no one outside the gun-crew should fire.

    The North Pacific

    Willis Boyd Allen

  • A fragment of the exploding shell must have hit one of the German gun-crew, for a man fell on his face and rolled overboard.

  • The next few hours must have been very uncomfortable for the German gun-crew.


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