noun \-ˌpa(-ə)r\

: the amount or strength of military weapons that can be used against an enemy

: effective power or force

Full Definition of FIREPOWER

a :  the capacity (as of a military unit) to deliver effective fire on a target
b :  effective fire
a :  effective power or force <intellectual firepower>
b :  the scoring ability of a team or player

Examples of FIREPOWER

  1. The army didn't have the firepower to defeat the invaders.
  2. <right now the President doesn't have the political firepower to push his programs through Congress>

First Known Use of FIREPOWER



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