ground crew

noun
the crew of technicians and mechanics who service aircraft on the ground
Hypernyms: ↑gang, ↑crew, ↑work party

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noun
: a crew of mechanics and technicians who maintain and service aircraft

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ground personnel responsible for the maintenance and repair of aircraft.
[1930-35]

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ground crew see ↑ground staff below.
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Main Entry:ground

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ground crew UK US noun [countable] [singular ground crew plural ground crews]
the people who clean, check, and repair aircraft or spacecraft while they are on the ground
Thesaurus: people who work for airlines and people who travel on planeshyponym

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ground crew,
the mechanics and other nonflying personnel responsible for the conditioning and maintenance of aircraft.

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n. [treated as sing. or pl.] a team of people who maintain and service an aircraft on the ground

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noun, pl ⋯ crews [count]
: a group of people at an airport who take care of and repair aircraft — called also (Brit) ground staff

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ˈground crew [ground crew ground crews] (also ˈground staff) noun countable + singular or plural verb
the people at an airport whose job is to take care of aircraft while they are on the ground
See also:ground staff

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ground crew — ground personnel responsible for the maintenance and repair of aircraft. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

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