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  1. having a limited extent, as in distance or time: a short-range shot; a short-range plan.
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Origin of short-range

First recorded in 1865–70
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  • They were armed with Springfield rifles, while the soldiers had only short-range carbines.

    The Mintage

    Elbert Hubbard

  • That's just typical of the short-range Joyner-Graves mentality.


    Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

  • It was against this coastwise traffic that the small, short-range privateers found their opportunity and their richest harvest.

  • The colored ones used are generally red and green, but these are short-range lights at best.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh

  • The rifle-light which resembles an ordinary rocket, is fired from a rifle and is designed for short-range use.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh

British Dictionary definitions for short-range


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