ground crew


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 Under company regulations, hot air balloons must be stabilized by three ground crew members before they can be properly inflated, the newspaper reported. Joelle Goldstein,, 19 Oct. 2021 Israeli media reported that the man was a member of the balloon's ground crew. Reuters, CNN, 19 Oct. 2021 Two years later, the Forest Service would deploy a small ground crew on a tiny fire near Upper Stillwater Reservoir on Day One. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 July 2021 After almost a year of travel, the ground crew lost communication with the Orbiter. April Margulies, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 The EU Commission said two firefighting airplanes from France are being sent to Italy, while Cyprus sent two planes and a ground crew to help Greece., 4 Aug. 2021 East Fork Fire became Utah’s largest fire of 2020 even though a ground crew was on it the day it was detected. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 July 2021 The third attempt, at around 2 p.m. Saturday, succeeded in recovering all four survivors and the ground crew. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 18 July 2021 Eastern time, delayed by about 90 minutes because high winds overnight had kept the ground crew from rolling it out of the hangar. Washington Post, 11 July 2021

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First Known Use of ground crew

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ground crew was in 1934

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10 Nov 2021

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“Ground crew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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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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