[ US /ˈmænd/ ]
[ UK /mˈænd/ ]
  1. having a crew
    a manned earth satellite was considered a necessary research step
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How To Use manned In A Sentence

  • They had divers arsenals, or piratic harbors, as likewise watch towers and beacons, all along the sea-coast; and fleets were here received that were well manned with the finest mariners, and well served with the expertest pilots, and composed of swift sailing and light-built vessels adapted for their special purpose. The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
  • The ships of several passenger and mail lines were also purchased, or leased as auxiliary cruisers, and were at once remanned and put in commission. Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom
  • Manned Orbiting Laboratory gloves with sharkskin palms and sewn-in steel fingernails, so nimble that an astronaut could pick up a dime while wearing them, even when they were pressurized; long johns laced with plastic pipes, to water-cool the wearer; and box after box of headgear, including Armstrong's gold-visored external helmet, once thought to have been left on the moon. The Seattle Times
  • Missions for unmanned vehicles will gravitate toward those compatible with their primary strengths - persistence, expendability and stealth.
  • But phones, tablets and other gadgets that are used by one person are the unmanned drones of digital retailing. Times, Sunday Times
  • Most of the departments had been undermanned anyways.
  • When a carload of thieves tried to steal oranges from our yard, I soon found myself outmanned and outgunned - and decided that 100 pounds of pilfered fruit is not worth your life.
  • An influential government advisory panel yesterday recommended an end to long-standing opposition to manned space flight. Times, Sunday Times
  • The old look out towers had to be manned against corsairs but they also earned their keep as observation points for the lucrative and highly organized hunts for the great shoals of tuna fish.
  • It has an unmanned turret, radar used in fighter jets and an armoured capsule for crew. The Sun
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