full powered

  1. (of a vessel) relying on engines for propulsion without assistance from sails.

Origin of full powered

First recorded in 1735–45

Words Nearby full powered

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How to use full powered in a sentence

  • Rather lift passion to adoration, and use it, full-powered, upon that which unfolds forever for your worship.

    The Hive | Will Levington Comfort
  • The post requires great speed, and hence, full-powered vessels.

  • It almost did—only a last-instant, full-powered side thrust enabled the target to evade it.

    Triplanetary | Edward Elmer Smith
  • I made up my mind on the instant to experiment on my own account, and swung my fist back for a full-powered smash at him.

    Caves of Terror | Talbot Mundy
  • You want me to haul a full-powered steamship four points off her course to make the Chinamen comfortable!

    Typhoon | Joseph Conrad