supersonic transport

noun

Definition of supersonic transport

: a supersonic transport airplane

Examples of supersonic transport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When it was introduced in 1981, the supersonic transport plane seemed to represent the future of passenger air travel, but studies called it costly, inefficient and noisy. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2020 Boeing won a government competition to build a supersonic transport in the 1960s but abandoned the project in 1971 when Congress eliminated funding. Christian Davenport, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2019 But this Lockheed entry lost out to a Boeing model, and Congress canceled supersonic transport funding in 1971. -- State lawmakers agreed this month to hand over $650 million to big cities, counties and regional agencies to help fight homelessness. latimes.com, 27 June 2019 In 1976, Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde supersonic transport service to Washington. BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2018

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Supersonic transport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supersonic%20transport. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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