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ground control

noun
1.
an airport facility that supervises the movement of aircraft and ground vehicles on ramps and taxiways.
Origin of ground control
1930-1935
1930-35
Related forms
ground controller, noun
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  • He was completely right because before he had finished the ground-control door burst open and Meta ran out, circling to the left.

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  • "There is a ship on the radar," Meta said, coming out of the ground-control office and squinting up at the overcast.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
British Dictionary definitions for ground-control

ground control

noun
1.
the personnel, radar, computers, etc, on the ground that monitor the progress of aircraft or spacecraft
2.
a system for feeding continuous radio messages to an aircraft pilot to enable him to make a blind landing
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