control tower


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control tower

n.
A tower at an airfield from which controllers monitor air traffic visually and by radar and use radio to direct traffic.

control tower

n
(Aeronautics) a tower at an airport from which air traffic is controlled

control′ tow`er


n.
an elevated structure for observation and control of air and ground traffic at an airport.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.control tower - a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airportcontrol tower - a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport
aerodrome, airdrome, airport, drome - an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
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Standing 45 metres tall - more than twice the height of the Angel of the North - the new control tower was officially opened today.
Because he was hired before the mandatory retirement age of 56 was instituted, Aune was grandfathered into his FAA control tower chair and was one of the rare controllers who could track more than one plane at once -- and take no notes.
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