A really intense physical sport, in which one works every muscle in their body to exhaustion in order to win a race on water. It takes a lot of time. Basically if you're a dude you'll be all like dammit crew keeps me from having enough time to get laid, and if you're a chick then you'll be all like dammit these broad shoulders and huge thighs keep me from getting laid, and if you're a coxswain then you'll be all like why do rowers complain so much yelling and stearing a boat is so much more demanding... I actually have to count to ten while stearing a boat, they just stick an oar in the water and pull.
"Dude... crew sucks..."
"Why are you still on it?"
"Because... ummm... well... it's not fun..."
"Exactly! why don't you quit?"
"Because I like it."
by Pimpologist December 01, 2007
A sport where you abuse your mind and body in the morning, mid day, and afternoon. It's not uncommon to find a rower keeled over and vomiting after a session on the ergometer.

Synonymous with torture.
Person A: Crew fucking sucks.
Person B: Don't you do crew?
Person A: What of it?
by Will V L January 16, 2008
One of the most difficult and highly-underrated sports that man has ever created. Not only can it physically mess you up through the pain, but it can also socially mess you up. Unfortunately, "AP Crew" does not count as college credit, even if it takes up almost as much time as school, if not more. Because the rower's school social life is in shambles, the rower becomes better friends with his or her fellow members of the cult sport.
Joe: Are you coming to the party Friday?
Mike: Sorry, I got crew.
Joe: How about Saturday?
Mike: There's a regatta all day.
Joe: That blows.
Mike: It sure does.

Sra. Martinez: ¡Jaime! ¿Porque no hacía tu tarea?
Jaime: Lo siento, pero fue remano a crew ,Señora.
Sra. Martinez:¡No está una excusa! ¡Menos cinco puntos!
Jaime: ....perra estupida....

Señora Martinez: James! Why didn't you do your homework?
James: Sorry, but I was rowing at crew, Señora.
Señora Martinez: That's no excuse! Minus five points!
James: ....stupid bitch....
by Biron3000 February 04, 2008
The MOST physically demanding sport ever. Consitits on sprint season where you normally row a 2k or a head race which can be over 6k. Its takes perfect poise, Strenghth, determanation, and oh yeah STRENGTH. Not to mention all your free time. Sorry cheerleaders and football players this sports a bit to hard for you.
Crew Kid: Oh god man I'm so sore!

Football player: Me too man I had to pass a ball back and fourth for 6 minutes!

Crew kid: Bitch I rowed a 2k in less time than that!
by Hardcorerowerr March 01, 2009
The only sport where its normal to burn 150 calories in 7 minutes
oh hey bill, i just burned 150 calories in 7 minutes doing crew.
by couvoihwafawg March 25, 2009
A sport where you stroke hard to make your cox happy.
Bowseat: How do you make the coswain happy?
Stroke: Stroke as hard as you can and stroke in time with everyone else, thats what crew is all about.
by rblrnr October 17, 2009
The elite sport.

Crew is a sport that involves most of the participants pulling on oars that are twelve feetlong and movign them trhough the water to move a racing boat called a shell as quickly as possible. In high school crew, there are two kinds of shells: fours and eights. Fours only have four rowers, each one holding one oar. Eights have the same arrangement but double the number of rowers. The shells themselves are quiet fragile and expensive. Each one easily costing $30,0000 in the low end. New boats are made of carbon fiber, and are unrepairable. The boats themselves are quite narrow, only about two feet wide and had a 2 by 3 foot area of space for the coxswain. The coxswain controls and steers the boat by means of giving commands and using the rudder. The rudder itself is very small and only effective at about racing speeds. It is encased by the skeg which keeps the shell controlable. If your skeg is MIA, you'll know in half a second. Training is intense, an drowers typically are immensely strong, with the average high school varsity being able to bench 130 pounds. Coxswaisn are typically weaker, but some attend the winter conditioning. Crew has diferent sets with its people. The rowers from diferent levels hang out together. The new guys hand with each other, the second years will do the same, and the elder varsity, who are often juniors or seniors hang with each other or some second years. The coxswai also hang separately from the rowers, and are often despised in one way or another. The coxswain gives orders by talking into his microphone which connects to his cox box which connects to the ship intercom system. The box also displays stroke count, strokes per minute, and time. Coxswains are the unsung heroes which actually make the boat. The diference between first and DFL is a good cox. The cox's job is a herculean effort of concentration similar to finding a parking space in the middle of a busy city. He has to keep a shell, which is moving at about 14 miles per hours in periodic bursts of energy on course in a lane with only five feet of error on either side while trying to mind stroke rates, his location, and what the other boats are doing as well as communicating with his stroke what to do. The boats do not turn very well, and once they start turning they are hard to divert, making a powerful mind neccessary for coxing. Rowers have a very hard job since they have to act like one entity with may brains and bodies of varying sizex while tired and rushed often with cold and blisters. In crew, timing is everything. A mistake for one decisecond can be failure, and misjudgement a very costly mistake. Coxswains are often not bad guys, but stay one their goods sides, or they can decide to make you row extra, or some other nasty scheme to humiliate you while you sit powerlessly at your oar. Coxes are also in need of discipline, especially on four shells. These shells are much less stable than eights, and the cox seats are never comfortable. The coxes often have to put up with being very cold, and confined in an uncomfortable position for prolonged periods. After all, they don't make any heat because they are sitting still in a tucked position. Fours have better and faster steering than eights, but are slower and less stable. They are often prefered by more advanced crew members. A lot of animosity can build up between rowers and coxswain, particuarly if the coxswain is an INTP. INTP's are usually not liked by people, and have the misfortune to arouse people's hatred unintentionally. Be good to coxes, or you might end up rowing the whole practice. A crew needs to at least be able to work as a unified whole without killing each other to win. A very bad thing to do to your cox is to say shut up when he has something to say, or to call him an idiot, or to go against his orders. Rowers need to remember that while they are in a boat, they are practiaclly the slaves of the coxswain.
by Molectin April 04, 2009

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