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supersonic transport

Syllabification: su·per·son·ic trans·port

Definition of supersonic transport in English:


A commercial jet capable of exceeding the speed of sound.
Example sentences
  • The M1 tank, not the supersonic transport, is the symbol of the age.
  • However, many believe that the environmental objections to supersonic transport mean it will never be a commercially viable form of passenger transport.
  • He worked on swing wing jets and supersonic transport, nuclear submarines, radio telescopes and lightweight calipers for disabled people.

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