Share this entry

ground clutter Syllabification: ground clut·ter

Definition of ground clutter in English:


Noise in a radar echo caused by untargeted built or natural landscape features.
Example sentences
  • Diving low wouldn't do, since the flat desert did not offer much ground clutter to conceal her fighter in.
  • Lifting radar platforms off the ground to reduce ground clutter obstructions from buildings and other urban ‘terrain’ is another option being examined.
  • Most of the returns seen via the public site are ‘clean’ of ground clutter (permanent echoes).

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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources