supersonic transport


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 aeroplane,
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heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air.
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supersonic transport

[¦sü·pər¦sän·ik ′tranz‚pȯrt]
(aerospace engineering)
A transport plane capable of flying at speeds higher than the speed of sound. Abbreviated SST.
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