Mach cone

noun

Definition of Mach cone

: the conical pressure wave front produced by a body moving at a speed greater than that of sound

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History and Etymology for Mach cone

after Ernst Mach

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“Mach cone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mach%20cone. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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