Definition of shock stall in English:

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shock stall

noun

[mass noun]
A marked increase in drag and a loss of lift and control on an aircraft approaching the speed of sound.
Example sentences
  • I think that was dreamed up to describe what became known as ‘shock stall.’
  • In the case of high speed aircraft, selection of mean twist was farther complicated by the need to avoid local shock stall at high speed.
  • The use of thin supercritical wing sections, low lift at operation point, and wing back sweep are among the most effective methods of postponing the shock stall to higher speeds.

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