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gun crew

the sailors and petty officers in charge of a gun on a ship.
Origin of gun crew
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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 American in command of the gun-crew was the only one who smiled, and he did it openly.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • The gun-crew fell back to mechanical automatic speed, muscle and sinew moving with the precision of things of steel.

    The Wonder of War on Land Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • "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
  • The next few hours must have been very uncomfortable for the German gun-crew.

  • 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 hurried conference of the ship's officers and the commander of the gun-crew resulted in a single but definite conclusion.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • Our own gun-crew did not relax its vigilance until the bar was crossed and all danger was passed.

    Huts in Hell Daniel A. Poling
  • An eight-inch projectile entered the after turret-port, and silenced the gun and gun-crew forever.

  • A gun-crew screamed and died as one of the needle-nosed machines melted into puddles of steel.

    Hunters Out of Space Joseph Everidge Kelleam

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