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[shawrt-reynj] /ˈʃɔrtˈreɪndʒ/
having a limited extent, as in distance or time:
a short-range shot; a short-range plan.
Origin of short-range
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They were armed with Springfield rifles, while the soldiers had only short-range carbines.

    The Mintage Elbert Hubbard
  • That's just typical of the short-range Joyner-Graves mentality.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • It was against this coastwise traffic that the small, short-range privateers found their opportunity and their richest harvest.

    Some Principles of Maritime Strategy

    Julian Stafford Corbett
  • The colored ones used are generally red and green, but these are short-range lights at best.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • The rifle-light which resembles an ordinary rocket, is fired from a rifle and is designed for short-range use.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
British Dictionary definitions for short-range


of small or limited extent in time or distance: a short-range forecast, a short-range gun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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