from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The part of an airport used for operations unrelated to the departure and arrival of aircraft.


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  • Here's hoping everything goes smoothly and we'll see them back groundside soon.

    Liftoff of Atlantis - NASA Watch 2009

  • The great, green banner of Harpaloon, with its silver crescent embracing a golden harp, flaps in the strong breeze blowing off the Kenss plains that surround the groundside shuttleport.

    October 23rd, 2008 m_francis 2008

  • There are a lot of modules that were going to be stuck groundside because of the 2010 cut-off date and all the other delays.

    Shuttle Extension To 2015 Possible - But Not Cheap - NASA Watch 2008

  • Probably on a Lunar base, but maybe groundside, I wasn't fussy about the details.

    Archive 2006-02-01 Zoe Brain 2006

  • Probably on a Lunar base, but maybe groundside, I wasn't fussy about the details.

    On My Way Zoe Brain 2006

  • I should warn you that, if you attempt to visit these areas without authorization, your credentials will be voided and you'll be sent groundside on the next available OTV.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact 2004

  • Two others go to planets with groundside storage facilities.

    Beast Master's Circus Norton, Andre 2004

  • Lately Uncle Brion's been talking about increasing the groundside places to five.

    Beast Master's Circus Norton, Andre 2004

  • But she was the one for whom he left space and settled down to groundside engineering, because nothing was worth leaving her for months or years on end.

    Genesis ANDERSON, Poul 2000

  • Shaun continued with incidents from first contact, the establishment of groundside camp, trade, personal encounters, mostly as amusing as he could make them.

    Starfarers Anderson, Poul, 1926- 1998


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