Definition of ground speed in English:

Share this entry

ground speed

Pronunciation:

noun

An aircraft’s speed relative to the ground. Compare with airspeed.
Example sentences
  • Ground speed was on average only slightly faster than the mean air speed, and the scatter was considerably larger for ground speeds than for air speeds.
  • Every three seconds I have a loop giving my bearing and, in between, my ground speed and air speed.
  • In previous charts for this day I added ten mph to the ground speed to get the air speed for each of the pilots.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ground speed

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.