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sea power

noun

Simple Definition of sea power

  • : a country that has a large and powerful navy

  • : the strength and size of a country's navy

Full Definition of sea power

  1. 1 :  a nation having formidable naval strength

  2. 2 :  naval strength

Examples of sea power

  1. Britain was the world's greatest sea power at one time.

  2. a massive increase in sea power



1849

First Known Use of sea power

1849


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