Pronunciation: (krOO),[key] —n. 1. a group of persons involved in a particular kind of work or working together: the crew of a train; a wrecking crew. 2. Naut. a. the people who sail or operate a ship or boat.
b. the common sailors of a ship's company.
c. a particular gang of a ship's company.
3. the people who fly or operate an aircraft or spacecraft.
4. the team that rows a racing shell: varsity crew. 5. the sport of racing with racing shells: He went out for crew in his freshman year. 6. a company; crowd: He and his crew of friends filled the room. 7. any force or band of armed men.
—v.t. 1. to serve as a member of a crew on (a ship, aircraft, etc.).
2. to obtain or employ a crew for (a ship, aircraft, etc.).