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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. 2018.
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  • He rushed into the house and came out with a high-power rifle.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • high-power electric lamps are not made with vacuums but are "gas-filled."

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • He knew that the range of a high-power rifle is well over a mile.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet
  • Do you realize that you want to be careful how you shoot with these high-power rifles?

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet
  • He supported her to his motor, a high-power runabout, and helped her in.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • "And the high-power stations are the last, I suppose," put in Dick.

    Walter and the Wireless Sara Ware Bassett
  • 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
  • But it was like hitching a high-power engine to a butter churn.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • Seeing a high-power rifle in the corner, he picked it up and threw back the catch.

    Sign of the Green Arrow

    Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell
  • Admittedly, Pyrrus is an unusual island with a lot of high-power problems that you are an expert at solving.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison

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