fleet in being

Definition of fleet in being

: a fleet of naval vessels that because of its mere existence is a factor in the calculations of opposing strategists even though it is inactive or appears to be immobilized

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“Fleet in being.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleet%20in%20being. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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