- the maximum speed.
- Nautical. the speed normally maintained on a passage.
- at maximum speed: to move full speed ahead.
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Contemporary Examples of full speed
Depending on public reaction, the punishment system can start slowly and then rush to full-speed Soviet repressions.Vladimir Putin’s Latest Crackdown on Dissent
October 18, 2012
Historical Examples of full speed
“Steam ahead, full-speed,” signalled the captain to Edgar Berrington.Under the Waves
R M Ballantyne
Others were coming in from their full-speed trials outside the harbor.Four Afloat
Ralph Henry Barbour
Motor-Launch Officer (who has rung for full-speed without result).
Motor-Launch Officer (who has rung for full-speed without result): "What's the matter?"Jokes For All Occasions
The cutter jingled her full-speed bell while the tackle was still lifting the sponson boat.The Skipper and the Skipped