supercruise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

super- + cruise

Verb[edit]

supercruise (third-person singular simple present supercruises, present participle supercruising, simple past and past participle supercruised)

  1. (aeronautics) To cruise at supersonic speed without using afterburners.
    The F-18 was able to supercruise 320 miles to the battlefield in 20 minutes and loiter there for an hour.

Noun[edit]

supercruise (plural supercruises)

  1. (aeronautics) A mode of or period of aircraft flight involving supercruising.