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ground crew

ground personnel responsible for the maintenance and repair of aircraft.
Origin of ground crew
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Members of the ground crew took up their stations at the wing tips.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • A member of the ground crew took his place at the propeller.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • The ground crew wheeled the portable steps up to the cabin and the pilot and co-pilot came down.

  • After that he left on the run to route out a ground crew to get the plane ready for the flight.

  • Astro, remember the time we were on the ground crew as extra duty and we had to overhaul the Polaris?

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • And if I crack up–” he smiled as a grim Irish bull flashed through his mind–“it will be a good lesson to the ground crew.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • As he stepped off the elevator, the ground crew prepared to roll the gantry crane away from the ship.

    Pushbutton War Joseph P. Martino
  • When the ground crew had finished with them, he flew his ship on a short cross-country trip to check the instruments in flight.

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  • When the ground crew checked it again it was off twenty degrees on the first reading.

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