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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. 2017.
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  • Finally the ground crew placed the panels in the position which indicated battery ready to fire.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol Henry Harley Arnold
  • Members of the ground crew took up their stations at the wing tips.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • Next morning (the 16th) after fueling up we took off (with the ground crew) for the Homeward trip.

  • A member of the ground crew took his place at the propeller.

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

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

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

    Pushbutton War Joseph P. Martino
  • 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

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