sound barrier


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sound barrier

n.
2. A set of tall barriers placed along a road or highway to muffle the sound of traffic.

sound barrier

n
(Aeronautics) (not in technical usage) a hypothetical barrier to flight at or above the speed of sound, when a sudden large increase in drag occurs. Also called: sonic barrier or transonic barrier

sound′ bar`rier


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

sound barrier

The sudden, sharp increase in drag experienced by aircraft approaching the speed of sound. Also called sonic barrier.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sound 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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