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the sound barrier

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe sound barrierthe sound barrierTTAHPthe sudden increase in air pressure against a vehicle, especially an aircraft, when it is travelling near the speed of soundbreak the sound barrier (=travel faster than the speed of sound) sound barrier
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break the sound barrierIn 1979, Stanley Barrett broke the sound barrier on land.
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