[ hahy-pou-er ]
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  1. (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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How to use high-power in a sentence

  • Before beginning an exposure the focus is adjusted by means of a high-power positive eyepiece.

    Photographs of Nebul and Clusters | James Edward Keeler
  • Must be some kind of new-fangled high-power incendiary bomb to melt steel down like butter.

    The Onslaught from Rigel | Fletcher Pratt
  • "You need fear nothing of the kind from me," he said in a blundering way, which men consider a high power of tact.

    The White Shield | Myrtle Reed
  • Admittedly, Pyrrus is an unusual island with a lot of high-power problems that you are an expert at solving.

    Deathworld | Harry Harrison
  • There were three things needed in an airplane motor: Light weight, high power, and absolute reliability.

    The Romance of Aircraft | Lawrence Yard Smith