- 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
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Examples from the Web for ground control
He was completely right because before he had finished the ground-control door burst open and Meta ran out, circling to the left.
"There is a ship on the radar," Meta said, coming out of the ground-control office and squinting up at the overcast.
- 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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