Unmanned vs Crewless - What's the difference?

unmanned | crewless |

As adjectives the difference between unmanned and crewless

is that unmanned is not operated by a person or a crew while crewless is without a crew; unmanned.

As a verb unmanned

is (unman).




  • Not operated by a person or a crew.
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    * manned * crewed

    See also

    * remote-controlled * unstaffed


  • (unman)
  • crewless



  • Without a crew; unmanned.
  • Synonyms

    * uncrewed