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sonic barrier

n.
The sudden sharp increase in aerodynamic drag experienced by aircraft approaching the speed of sound. Also called sound barrier.
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sonic barrier

n
(Aeronautics) another name for sound barrier
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sound′ bar`rier


n.
an abrupt increase in drag experienced by an aircraft approaching the speed of sound.
[1950–55]
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son·ic barrier

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sonic barrier - the increase in aerodynamic drag as an airplane approaches the speed of sound
drag, retarding force - the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
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