- 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
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Examples from the Web for short-range
On February 28, North Korea fired four short-range missiles into the East Sea, better known as the Sea of Japan.The Ominous Meaning of North Korea’s Missile Launches
Gordon G. Chang
February 28, 2014
What is basically being attempted is a ballistic, sub-orbital flight, like a ride atop a short-range missile.Branson’s Galactic Obstacles: Tom Bower Puts a Damper on Virgin’s Space Flight Dreams
January 30, 2014
A short-range rocket was fired Thursday early in the morning from Gaza into the Israeli city of Sderot.Obama Meets Palestine’s Abbas in the Wild Wild West Bank
March 21, 2013
The Americans decided not to push explicitly for removal of the short-range missiles.
There were also dozens of short-range nuclear missiles in Cuba.
They were armed with Springfield rifles, while the soldiers had only short-range carbines.The Mintage
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</p>
Julian Stafford Corbett
The colored ones used are generally red and green, but these are short-range lights at best.
The rifle-light which resembles an ordinary rocket, is fired from a rifle and is designed for short-range use.
- of small or limited extent in time or distancea short-range forecast; a short-range gun
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