- the sailors and petty officers in charge of a gun on a ship.
Origin of gun crew
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for gun crew
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.
Rexdale, who was closely noting the practice, hesitated, it being the strict rule that no one outside the gun-crew should fire.
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.Dave Darrin and the German Submarines
H. Irving Hancock
The next few hours must have been very uncomfortable for the German gun-crew.Italy at War and the Allies in the West</p>
E. Alexander Powell