A crew is a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization. A location in which a crew works is called a crewyard or a workyard. The word has nautical resonances: the tasks involved in operating a ship, particularly a sailing ship, providing numerous specialities within a ship's crew, often organised with a chain of command. Traditional nautical usage strongly distinguishes officers from crew, though the two groups combined form the ship's company. Members of a crew are often referred to by the title "Crewman".
"Crew" also refers to the sport of rowing, where teams row competitively in racing shells.
"Crew" is used colloquially to refer to a small, tight-knit group of friends or associates engaged in criminal activity. Also used in reference to the traditional "unit" of criminals under the supervision of a caporegime in the American Mafia. However, the term is not specific to (Mafia-affiliated) organized crime.
Crew can refer simply to a group of friends, unrelated to crime or violence.
Other articles related to "crew, crews":
... form the superhero team called the Zoo Crew. 2006), Yankee Poodle and the rest of the Zoo Crew were featured in a short multi-part story purporting to be a Zoo Crew comic published in the mainstream DC Universe ... This story followed the adventures of the Zoo Crew teammates in a grimmer, darker version of Earth-C, parodying the recent trend toward "grim and gritty ...
... The Zoo Crew eventually encounter Starro, who hypnotizes them into believing they have lost their powers ... The Zoo Crew attempt to rescue part of the Earth's populace using an ocean liner loaded with refugees, which is transported off the planet by the Just'a Lotta Animals ... it safely, though all the passengers, including Yankee Poodle and the rest of the Zoo Crew, are transformed into non-anthropomorphic animals ...
... The shooter, gun crew, or close bystanders may perceive an increase in sound pressure level as well as an increase in muzzle blast and lead exposure ... at partially backward angles towards the shooter or gun crew ... damage with the muzzle blast partially vectored back towards the gun crew or spotters by arrowhead shaped reactive muzzle brakes found on sniper team fired anti-materiel rifles like the Barrett M82 ...
... to test the effectiveness of deploying a single ship for 18 months while swapping out crews at six-month intervals ... For the DD phase, Fletcher and her crew would deploy with their battle group this summer, but after six months, only the crew would return ... The ship would remain deployed and be manned by the crew from Kinkaid ...
... present at all, identify the major actors and crew, while the closing credits list an extensive cast and production crew ... Historically, however, opening credits have been the only source of crew credits and, largely, the cast, although over time the tendency to repeat the cast ... television programs from the beginning, of holding the vast majority of cast and crew information for display at the end of the show ...
Famous quotes containing the word crew:
“10 April 1800
Blacks rebellious. Crew uneasy. Our linguist says
their moaning is a prayer for death,
ours and their own.”
—Robert Earl Hayden (19131980)
“The crew was complete: it included a Boots
A maker of Bonnets and Hoods
A Barrister, brought to arrange their disputes
And a Broker, to value their goods.”
—Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (18321898)