[ shawrt-reynj ]
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  1. having a limited extent, as in distance or time: a short-range shot; a short-range plan.

Origin of short-range

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby short-range Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use short-range in a sentence

  • As the Americans retreated, the insurgents crept up, aided by a mist, to within short range and fired another volley.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • Within short range of the trenches Lieutenant Sisson fell, shot through the heart.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • To take on new Skoda or Krupp guns with these short-range veterans is rough on the gunners.

  • Twenty prowlers, with the advantage of surprise at short range, could have slaughtered them.

    Space Prison | Tom Godwin
  • Even a twenty-two caliber may prove effective at short range.

British Dictionary definitions for short-range


  1. of small or limited extent in time or distance: a short-range forecast; a short-range gun

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