firepower

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noun fire·pow·er \-ˌpau̇(-ə)r\

Definition of firepower

  1. 1 a :  the capacity (as of a military unit) to deliver effective fire on a target b :  effective fire

  2. 2 a :  effective power or force <intellectual firepower> b :  the scoring ability of a team or player

Examples of firepower in a sentence

  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>

1913

First Known Use of firepower

1913


FIREPOWER Defined for English Language Learners

firepower

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noun fire·pow·er \-ˌpau̇(-ə)r\

Definition of firepower for English Language Learners

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

  • : effective power or force


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