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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.
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control tower

n
(Aeronautics) a tower at an airport from which air traffic is controlled
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations
nadzorni stolp

control tower

n (Aer) → torre f di controllo
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