sea power


Definition of sea power

1 : a nation having formidable naval strength
2 : naval strength

Examples of sea power in a Sentence

Britain was the world's greatest sea power at one time. a massive increase in sea power
Recent Examples on the Web The British model of a liberal and pro-business society at home focused on global trade and sea power proved robust and durable. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, 31 Jan. 2022 Kaushal, an expert on sea power and maritime doctrine, said its absence from the Black Sea would mean Russia's entire naval force would be vulnerable to air attack. NBC News, 14 Apr. 2022 Hitler never understood the primacy of the sea power that would allow the U.S. to fight in two theaters at once and supply its allies all the while. Arthur Herman, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 The airplane and aviation defined the 20th century, much like sea power defined the 19th century. Charles Beames, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Japan, which mostly relies on the U.S. for its defense, has a front-row seat to this realignment in sea power. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 13 Aug. 2021 Germany began a huge naval buildup, with the goal of supplanting the Royal Navy as the world’s dominant sea power. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, 17 June 2021 The Shipyards Act is an outstanding first step on the path to revitalizing America’s sea power. Jim Talent, National Review, 3 May 2021 Stavridis might have sounded the alarm in another nonfiction book, an extension of his two professional memoirs and his authoritative history of sea power. Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sea power

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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15 May 2022

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“Sea power.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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