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ground control

an airport facility that supervises the movement of aircraft and ground vehicles on ramps and taxiways.
Origin of ground control
First recorded in 1930-35
Related forms
ground controller, noun Unabridged
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  • Of course, ground control was to be used only if the astronaut failed to ignite the retro-rockets himself.

    Egocentric Orbit John Cory
British Dictionary definitions for ground control

ground control

the personnel, radar, computers, etc, on the ground that monitor the progress of aircraft or spacecraft
a system for feeding continuous radio messages to an aircraft pilot to enable him to make a blind landing
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