ground alert

noun Military.

the state of waiting for orders in or near combat airplanes ready to take to the air at once.
the aircraft standing by during a ground alert.

Nearby words

  1. grouch,
  2. grouchy,
  3. grouchy, emmanuel, marquis de,
  4. grough,
  5. ground,
  6. ground bait,
  7. ground ball,
  8. ground bass,
  9. ground beam,
  10. ground beetle

Origin of ground alert

First recorded in 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019