firepower

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noun fire·pow·er \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌpau̇(-ə)r\

Definition of firepower

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

  2. 2a :  effective power or force intellectual firepowerb :  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

1871

First Known Use of firepower

1871


FIREPOWER Defined for English Language Learners

firepower

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noun fire·pow·er \ˈfī(-ə)r-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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