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control tower

a glass-enclosed, elevated structure for the visual observation and control of the air and ground traffic at an airport.
Also called tower.
Origin of control tower
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The three men left the control-tower office under the watchful eyes of a squad of Space Marines.

    Treachery in Outer Space Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
British Dictionary definitions for control-tower

control tower

a tower at an airport from which air traffic is controlled
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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