ground crew

noun

Definition of ground crew 

: the mechanics and technicians who maintain and service an airplane

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Hundreds of military personnel at Whiteman—pilots and ground crews alike—had been training for years, and were not just ready but straining to go. William Langewiesche, The Atlantic, "An Extraordinarily Expensive Way to Fight ISIS," 21 June 2018 Outside California Hall, next to the Free Speech Bikeway, a grounds crew was spreading cedar mulch on the flower beds. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "How Social-Media Trolls Turned U.C. Berkeley Into a Free-Speech Circus," 23 May 2016 The airplanes had been fawned over for days by ground crews, but in fine aeronautical tradition the responsibility for their condition lay ultimately with the pilots. William Langewiesche, The Atlantic, "An Extraordinarily Expensive Way to Fight ISIS," 21 June 2018 Wearing a white number 8 baseball jersey with a red C stitched on the front, Ovechkin rounds a corner in the bowels of Nationals Park, greeted by rousing applause from the stadium’s grounds crew. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "The Great Wait Is Finally Over: After 13 Seasons, Alex Ovechkin Is a Stanley Cup Champion," 11 June 2018 First pitch had to be delayed about 10minutes on Wednesday as the grounds crew worked on the Globe Life Park pitching mound. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Rangers reaction: Adrian Beltre's root canal, Tony Barnette's lat strain and more," 4 July 2018 The ground crew in Japan confirmed this morning that Hayabusa2, launched in December 2014, reached its home position 20 kilometers away from Ryugu, an asteroid in orbit between Earth and Mars. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, "Japan’s new asteroid probe reaches its target after 3.2-billion-kilometer journey," 27 June 2018 Irvin then hung out behind the centerfield wall with the grounds crew and finished his school work between innings. Matt Breen, Philly.com, "Phillies pitching prospect Cole Irvin is a former major-league groundskeeper," 21 June 2018 The crowd at Wrigley Field stirred to life at 9:24 p.m. local time Monday as the grounds crew gathered around the tarp. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Dodgers rained out, will play doubleheader; Clayton Kershaw could return this weekend," 18 June 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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ground crew

noun

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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