Definition of Sonic boom

1. Noun. An explosive sound caused by the shock wave of an airplane traveling faster than the speed of sound. "A sonic boom follows an aircraft as a wake follows a ship"

Generic synonyms: Blast Wave, Shock Wave



Definition of Sonic boom

1. Noun. The audible effect of a shock wave in the air, especially one caused by an aircraft flying faster then the speed of sound ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Sonic boom

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1. Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics: Foundation for the Future by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"The principal remaining problems are sonic boom mitigation, public acceptance, ... Building on the recent in-flight validation of NASA's shaped sonic boom ..."

2. U. S. Dual-Use Exports to Iraq and Their Impact on the Health of the Persian by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"Mr. Avery was later told by his Master Chief that the noise he heard was just a sonic boom. A veteran of Vietnam who had heard sonic booms before, ..."

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