ground crew


Definition of ground crew

: the mechanics and technicians who maintain and service an airplane

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The photos showed the honor guard waiting for and then carrying the casket, while the ground crew stood at attention. Kendall Trammell, CNN, "An entire airport came to a halt to honor the remains of a returning Vietnam veteran," 8 Aug. 2019 On land, a Flight For Life ground crew connected Winn to a CPR machine and tried to regulate her core temperature and glucose levels. William Langhorne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Report details Lake Michigan diving accident in which Illinois couple died," 6 July 2019 The grounds crew set traps and vowed to release the squirrel, and any others, back into the urban wild if and when caught. John Shipley, Twin Cities, "Twins’ Rally Squirrel is a no-show. Maybe the traps got him.," 21 Aug. 2019 The university's ground crew builds the cages that go over top of the bodies to make sure large scavengers don't get to the corpse while scientists are studying it. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Bodies are studied, not buried at Northern Michigan University's cemetery," 19 July 2019 In a flash, rain poured and wind whipped at once, blowing trash onto the field and impelling a rapid response from the grounds crew. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers power their way over the Phillies after a two-hour rain delay," 17 July 2019 Toronto’s third pitching change of the inning prompted the grounds crew to try to cure the field. Nathan Ruiz,, "Orioles surrender first grand slam, move halfway to home runs allowed record in 8-6 loss to Blue Jays," 13 June 2019 Peone pretends to make a mad dash to make his flight and is escorted by a ground crew member to the plane. Robyn Merrett,, "Director Vincent Peone Finds He's the Only Passenger on Delta Plane and Chronicles His Solo Flight," 13 Aug. 2019 Then after some more debate, the tournament’s ground crew finally made the necessary cosmetic surgery to the mound. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Bayside 11-year-old All-Stars rally for stunning Texas East state championship," 24 July 2019

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ground crew

: a group of people at an airport who take care of and repair aircraft

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