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high-test

[hahy-test]
adjective
  1. (of gasoline) boiling at a relatively low temperature.
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Origin of high-test

First recorded in 1955–60
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Historical Examples

  • It was mid-afternoon before the "Winged Arrow" was towed across to the dock and her tanks refilled with high-test gasoline.

    Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope

    Victor Appleton

  • Then the motor roared and he and the engineer, took off at double the speed she could make on high-test gas.

    The Sky Is Falling

    Lester del Rey


high-test in Science

high-test

  1. Relating to highly volatile high-octane gasoline.
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