ground crew
noun Date: 1934 the mechanics and technicians who maintain and service an airplane

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ground crew — ground crews N COUNT COLL At an airport, the people who look after the planes when they are on the ground are called the ground crew. The airport ground crew tried to dissuade the pilot from taking off …   English dictionary

  • ground crew — n the group of people who work at an airport looking after the aircraft British Equivalent: ground staff …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ground crew — ground ,crew noun count the people who clean, check, and repair aircraft or SPACECRAFT while they are on the ground …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ground crew — ground′ crew n. aer. ground personnel responsible for the maintenance and repair of aircraft • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • ground crew — n. a team of people who maintain and repair aircraft …   English World dictionary

  • ground crew — noun the crew of technicians and mechanics who service aircraft on the ground • Syn: ↑ground service crew • Hypernyms: ↑gang, ↑crew, ↑work party * * * noun : a crew of mechanics and technicians who maintain and service aircraft * * * ground… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground crew — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ground crew : singular ground crew plural ground crews the people who clean, check, and repair aircraft or spacecraft while they are on the ground …   English dictionary

  • ground crew — ground personnel responsible for the maintenance and repair of aircraft. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • ground crew — noun (C) the group of people who work at an airport looking after the aircraft; ground staff BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ground crew — /ˈgraʊnd kru/ (say grownd krooh) noun → ground staff …   Australian English dictionary

  • ground crew — A detail of men necessary for the landing and handling of an airship on the ground. Preferred Acci. Ins. Co. v Rhodenbaugh (CA6 Ohio) 160 F2d 832, 834; Miner v Western Casualty & Surety Co. 241 Iowa 530, 41 NW2d 557, 14 ALR2d 1358 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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