ground crew

noun

Definition of ground crew

: the mechanics and technicians who maintain and service an airplane

Examples of ground crew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web None were front-line workers, such as pilots, flight attendants or ground crew workers. Kristen Leigh Painter, Star Tribune, "Sun Country downsizes HQ staff, 18 receive notices," 8 Oct. 2020 The men, ages 26 and 31, are part of Orange County Fire Authority's ground crew. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "More than 100,000 flee Southern California wildfires under evacuation orders," 27 Oct. 2020 Older gentlemen were put on the ground crew, tasked with getting the dead bears out of the woods. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "Hunting Black Bears with Hounds in the Famed Bruin Swamps of North Carolina," 7 Oct. 2020 More than 4,200 flight attendants, mechanics, pilots, and customer service and ground crew workers have agreed to leave Southwest altogether, the airline said in a regulatory filing. Author: Ian Duncan, Lori Aratani, Michael Laris, Anchorage Daily News, "Airlines face worst crisis since 9/11 as funding ends," 27 Sep. 2020 Three of the others started their own businesses, one works for them, and one worked at Cleveland Hopkins Airport as a mechanic—part of the ground crew. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Drellishak Service in Rocky River celebrating 75 years," 13 Oct. 2020 More than 4,200 flight attendants, mechanics, pilots, and customer service and ground crew workers have agreed to leave Southwest altogether, the airline said in a regulatory filing. Author: Ian Duncan, Lori Aratani, Michael Laris, Anchorage Daily News, "Airlines face worst crisis since 9/11 as funding ends," 27 Sep. 2020 None were front-line workers, such as pilots, flight attendants and ground crew workers. Kristen Leigh Painter, Star Tribune, "Sun Country downsizes HQ staff, 18 get notices today," 8 Oct. 2020 Carr told a story of a snowstorm on December 29, 1944, where white bombing crews landed unannounced on an airfield in Italy and were shocked to find nothing but Black pilots and ground crew. Chloe Jones, The Arizona Republic, "Tuskegee Airman George Washington Biggs honored at funeral service," 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of ground crew

1934, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Ground crew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground%20crew. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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