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[hahy-pou-er] /ˈhaɪˈpaʊ ər/
(of a rifle) of a sufficiently high muzzle velocity and using a heavy enough bullet to kill large game.
Origin of high-power
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Above the bench hung a pair of field-glasses, a repeating shotgun and a high-power Winchester rifle.

    The Snow-Burner Henry Oyen
  • high-power electric lamps are not made with vacuums but are "gas-filled."

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • He supported her to his motor, a high-power runabout, and helped her in.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • He knew that the range of a high-power rifle is well over a mile.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • They want these high-power, eight-cylinder kids on the road these days, and it's all we can do to keep up.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • There's one twenty-two high-power Savage in the gang, and it's a new one.

    The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
  • You can make it a high-power machine that will be of real value in any undertaking that you may wish to carry out.

    Vitality Supreme Bernarr Macfadden
  • Admittedly, Pyrrus is an unusual island with a lot of high-power problems that you are an expert at solving.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • I will now make a few comments upon the two pictures, which I have studied long and earnestly with a high-power lens.

    The Coming of the Fairies Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Quarles put on a particularly heavy pair of spectacles and produced a high-power pocket lens as well.

    Christopher Quarles Percy James Brebner

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