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full powered

(of a vessel) relying on engines for propulsion without assistance from sails.
Origin of full powered
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Rather lift passion to adoration, and use it, full-powered, upon that which unfolds forever for your worship.

    The Hive Will Levington Comfort
  • You want me to haul a full-powered steamship four points off her course to make the Chinamen comfortable!

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • I made up my mind on the instant to experiment on my own account, and swung my fist back for a full-powered smash at him.

    Caves of Terror Talbot Mundy
  • The post requires great speed, and hence, full-powered vessels.

  • It almost did—only a last-instant, full-powered side thrust enabled the target to evade it.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith

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