- designed to operate or operating at a high speed: a high-speed drill.
- Photography. suitable for minimum light exposure: high-speed film; a high-speed lens.
Origin of high-speed
First recorded in 1870–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordsrapid, headlong, high-speed, fast, quick, swift, nonstop, excessive, lightning, precipitate, reckless, speedy, whirlwind
Examples from the Web for high-speed
The cops suspended the high-speed pursuit lest some innocent be killed.Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?
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This was before France had its network of high-speed trains.Is This Hemingway’s Pamplona or a Lot of Bull?
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An expansion of high-speed Internet access, to improve social-media infrastructure and provide thousands of new (celebrity) jobs.Welcome to Showbiz Sharia Law
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Last year, I also pledged to connect 99 percent of our students to high-speed broadband over the next four years.Full Text of President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address
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But the old buck he seemed to be on the high-speed gear himself.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
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He had to train launching-crews to work like high-speed machinery.Talents, Incorporated
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Then from the little cove came the muffled cough of a high-speed motor.El Diablo
Many schemes are afoot for the construction of high-speed railways.The Romance of Modern Invention
What is needed, in the high-speed machine, is a power to vary its pace.The Aeroplane
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- employing or requiring a very short exposure timehigh-speed film
- recording or making exposures at a rate usually exceeding 50 and up to several million frames per second
- working, moving, or operating at a high speed