- break the sound barrier
- Americanto belch or fartA pretty tasteless pun.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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the sound barrier — the large increase in air resistance that occurs as an aircraft nears the speed of sound a plane that is able to break the sound barrier [=to travel faster than the speed of sound] • • • Main Entry: ↑sound barrier … Useful english dictionary
The Sound Barrier — Infobox Film name = The Sound Barrier caption = Poster for Breaking the Sound Barrier , the U.S. title director = David Lean writer = Terence Rattigan starring = Ralph Richardson Ann Todd Nigel Patrick John Justin Denholm Elliott producer = David … Wikipedia
sound barrier — sound .barrier n the sound barrier the sudden increase in air pressure against a vehicle, especially an aircraft, when it is travelling near the speed of sound break the sound barrier (=travel faster than the speed of sound) … Dictionary of contemporary English
Sound barrier — In aerodynamics, the sound barrier usually refers to the point at which an aircraft moves from transonic to supersonic speed. The term came into use during World War II when a number of aircraft started to encounter the effects of compressibility … Wikipedia
sound barrier — 1. Also called sonic barrier, transonic barrier. (not in technical use) a hypothetical barrier to flight beyond the speed of sound, so postulated because aircraft undergo an abruptly increasing drag force induced by compression of the surrounding … Universalium
sound barrier — noun the increase in aerodynamic drag as an airplane approaches the speed of sound • Syn: ↑sonic barrier • Hypernyms: ↑drag, ↑retarding force * * * noun the sound barrier : the large increase in air resistance that occurs as an aircraft nears the … Useful english dictionary
sound barrier — noun the sound barrier the sudden increase in the pressure of air against an aircraft when it reaches the speed of sound: break the sound barrier (=go faster than the speed of sound): Chuck Yeager flew the first jet to break the sound barrier … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
sound barrier — n. to break the sound barrier * * * to break the sound barrier … Combinatory dictionary
barrier — n. 1) to erect, place, set up a barrier 2) to overcome, take a barrier (the horse took the barrier easily) 3) to break down; remove a barrier 4) the sonic, sound barrier (to break the sound barrier) 5) a crush (BE), police barrier 6) a cultural;… … Combinatory dictionary
barrier — noun 1 fence/gate ADJECTIVE ▪ physical ▪ crash, crush (BrE), flood, police, protective, safety (esp. BrE), security, ticket … Collocations dictionary