Definition of Control tower

1. Noun. A tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport.

Group relationships: Aerodrome, Airdrome, Airport, Drome
Generic synonyms: Tower

Definition of Control tower

1. Noun. (aviation) An airport building from which the air traffic control unit monitors and directs the movement of aircraft on and around the airport. ¹

2. Noun. An enclosed, raised structure occupied by one or more persons who operate or exercise control over railway traffic, ship movement, a racetrack, machinery, etc. ¹

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Literary usage of Control tower

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1. Transportation Expressions (1996)by Richard Feldman by Richard Feldman (1998)
"... TOWER: See Also Aerodrome control tower Airport Traffic control tower Digital Brite Radar Indicator Tower Equipment Limited Radar Approach control tower ..."

2. Paying for Highways, Airways, and Waterways: How Can Users Be Charged (1993)
"Seconds and overs refers to aircraft that have traveled to another airport and were handed over to another TRACON or airport control tower. c ..."

3. C3I: Issues of Command & Control edited by Thomas P. Coakley (1994)
"They could not launch aircraft from the control tower. The Israelis literally lost command and control for about thirty-six hours under Egyptian jamming ..."

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