crew cut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crew cut a closely cropped haircut; usually for men
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Usage

In literature:

The bartender, a tall man with crew-cut reddish hair, raised his eyebrows in a questioning fashion.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
A few strokes of an axe cut her clear, and before any of her crew could reach us she was driven onward.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Her crew fought bravely, but besides their big officer, many of them were cut down.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Lieutenant Tokugawa Nariaki was an average-sized, sleepy-looking individual with a balding crew cut and a morose expression.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
We saw the crew cutting the stoppers.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
If any man of this crew dares to speak I'll cut him down.
"In the King's Name" by George Manville Fenn
The crew had in the meantime been employed in cutting away the ice from round the ships.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
A twenty-foot drift cut off the view of the stables, and the whole crew was busy digging paths and breaking out skidways.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
He used the same language to one of the crew who tasted the flesh, and refused to accept or to touch the knife with which it had been cut.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
The crew stood by to cut away the rigging with axes and knives.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

"He was a terror," the mate went on,
(All unaware that he faced Rochon)
"A cut-throat villain, a coward, too,
With a stolen ship and a dastard crew;—
But his race is ended, he 's feared no more
By women and children on sea or shore."
"Old Rochon" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

Tree Cutting Crews Keep Water Closeby In Grueling Heat.
Here I am — crew cut, T-shirt and all — parked in front of a neighbor's house in 1959.
A crew removes unbroken gas pipe and works to cap the cut pipe.
Crews cut down trees on Manchester Boulevard In Inglewood Tuesday.
Proposal would cut down on days film, television crews can shoot.
My flat-top (some say crew cut) was flying out of style.
FPL crews dispatched to Northeast for Hurricane Sandy now restoring power cut by nor'easter.
FPL crews restoring power cut by Sandy, nor'easter.
How Iranian air crews, cut off from US technical support, used the F-14 against Iraqi attackers.
And, a flashback to last year to check on how one plant is doing after a crew cut.
Part of the project will include crews cutting down more than 6,000 trees from Junction City to Albany.
Dispatch file photo by Eric Albrecht It's time for the Crew to cut Robert Warzycha loose.
Rescue crews say it took them an hour to cut the man out of the wreckage.
RICHMOND, Calif – RICHMOND, Calif (AP) — Crews were building a new road after a massive sinkhole in Richmond cut off a neighborhood of more than 100 homes.
Crews have been cutting, digging and scraping outside the fire border and also back burning to rob the fire of fuel.
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