control tower

control tower
con'trol .tower
n
a tall building at an airport from which people direct the movement of aircraft on the ground and in the air

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  • control tower — control towers N COUNT A control tower is a building at an airport from which instructions are given to aircraft when they are taking off or landing. You can also refer to the people who work in a control tower as the control tower. The pilot… …   English dictionary

  • control tower — n. a tower at an airport with radar, etc. from which air traffic is directed, chiefly by radio …   English World dictionary

  • control tower — ► NOUN ▪ a tall building from which the movements of air traffic are monitored and controlled …   English terms dictionary

  • Control tower — The 109 meter tall control tower of Vienna International Airport, Austria. Inside the control tower at Misawa Air Base, Japan …   Wikipedia

  • control tower — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms control tower : singular control tower plural control towers a tall building at an airport from which people control the movement of aircraft. The people who do this job are called air traffic controllers …   English dictionary

  • control tower — noun a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑tower • Part Holonyms: ↑airport, ↑airdrome, ↑aerodrome, ↑drome * * * conˈtrol tower …   Useful english dictionary

  • control tower — {n.} A tower with large windows and a good view of an airport so that the traffic of airplanes can be seen and controlled, usually by radio. * /We could see the lights at the control tower as our plane landed during the night./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • control tower — {n.} A tower with large windows and a good view of an airport so that the traffic of airplanes can be seen and controlled, usually by radio. * /We could see the lights at the control tower as our plane landed during the night./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • control\ tower — noun A tower with large windows and a good view of an airport so that the traffic of airplanes can be seen and controlled, usually by radio. We could see the lights at the control tower as our plane landed during the night …   Словарь американских идиом

  • control tower — control′ tow er n. aer. an elevated structure for observation and control of air and ground traffic at an airport • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Control Tower Operator — A Control Tower Operator (CTO) is a tower rated controller, meaning the individual is rated and tested on Ground Control, Tower Flight Data, and Local Control within the tower. Before reveiving a CTO permit an individual will normally attend the… …   Wikipedia

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