Definition of firepower
1a : the capacity (as of a military unit) to deliver effective fire on a targetb : effective fire
2a : effective power or force intellectual firepowerb : the scoring ability of a team or player
Examples of firepower in a sentence
The army didn't have the firepower to defeat the invaders.
<right now the President doesn't have the political firepower to push his programs through Congress>
First Known Use of firepower
FIREPOWER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up firepower? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).