Definition of high-duty

1 of a machine : being capable of doing a large amount of work in a specified time a high-duty drill
2 : constituting products subject to a relatively high tax high-duty goods

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First Known Use of high-duty

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for high-duty

from the phrase high duty

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“High-duty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-duty. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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