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control tower

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noun
  1. a glass-enclosed, elevated structure for the visual observation and control of the air and ground traffic at an airport.
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Origin of control tower

First recorded in 1915–20
Also called tower.
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  • The three men left the control-tower office under the watchful eyes of a squad of Space Marines.

    Treachery in Outer Space

    Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman


British Dictionary definitions for control tower

control tower

noun
  1. a tower at an airport from which air traffic is controlled
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