supersonic transport


Definition of supersonic transport

: a supersonic transport airplane

Examples of supersonic transport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Boeing to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic’s hypersonic efforts," 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., "Today: Across the Democratic Divide," 27 June 2019 In 1976, Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde supersonic transport service to Washington., "This day in history," 24 May 2018

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Supersonic transport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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