ground crew


: the mechanics and technicians who maintain and service an airplane

Examples of ground crew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One traveler posted on X that passengers were waiting up to an hour for luggage because lightning was preventing ground crews from working. David Montesino, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 May 2024 In the coming weeks, ground crews in French Guiana will lower the Ariane 6 rocket used during this year's tests off its launch pad and roll it back to a nearby hangar. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 28 Nov. 2023 While the rocket was able to achieve a stage separation and reach space, ground crew lost communications with it after nine minutes. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2024 Damian joined a fire crew just out of high school in 2006, worked on ground crews in Idaho and Montana, and became a smokejumper in 2013, eventually moving to McCall. Alfredo Sosa, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 July 2023 See all Example Sentences for ground crew 

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ground crew was in 1934

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“Ground crew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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ground crew

: the mechanics and technicians who maintain and service an aircraft
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