a loud noise caused by the shock wave generated by an aircraft moving at supersonic speed.
a loud explosive sound caused by the shock wave of an aircraft, etc, travelling at supersonic speed
A shock wave of compressed air caused by an aircraft traveling faster than the speed of sound. It is often audible as a loud, explosive sound, and it sometimes causes damage to structures on the ground.
sonic boom definition
See boom, sonic.
noun 1. a sonar instrument that uses echolocation to measure depths under water. sonic depth finder noun 1. an instrument for detecting the depth of water or of a submerged object by means of sound waves; Fathometer See also sonar
noun 1. acoustic mine. acoustic mine noun 1. a naval mine designed to be exploded by the vibration of the propeller of a passing ship or by the sound of water along the hull.
noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of science that deals with the practical applications of sound. noun 1. (functioning as sing) (physics) the study of mechanical vibrations in matter
noun 1. any of the longitudinal series of segments or parts into which the body of certain animals is divided; a metamere. 2. Embryology. one member of a series of paired segments into which the thickened dorsal zone of mesoderm is divided. noun 1. (embryol) any of a series of dorsal paired segments of mesoderm […]