- (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
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Related Wordsheavy, great, major, chief, professional, grave, critical, crucial, exceptional, serious, major-league, four-star, front-page, high-power, blue-chip, notable, pre-eminent
Examples from the Web for high-power
He rushed into the house and came out with a high-power rifle.Hidden Water
High-power electric lamps are not made with vacuums but are "gas-filled."Common Science
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He knew that the range of a high-power rifle is well over a mile.
Do you realize that you want to be careful how you shoot with these high-power rifles?
He supported her to his motor, a high-power runabout, and helped her in.IT and Other Stories