One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a gun or similar weapon) have a greater range than.
- ‘By the outbreak of World War I, moreover, battleship ordnance could once more outrange most of the guns of the shore defenses, with the plunging trajectory of naval shells making open-topped defensive works untenable.’
- ‘Nobody really knows who first mooted the idea of making a gun in Kimberley which could outrange the Boer artillery.’
- ‘Besides, by then the bombers so far outranged the jets that desperate expedients such as towing the jets or carrying them in B - 36 bomb bays proved fruitless.’
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