sea power

noun

Definition of sea power

  1. 1 :  a nation having formidable naval strength

  2. 2 :  naval strength

Examples of sea power in a Sentence

  1. Britain was the world's greatest sea power at one time.

  2. a massive increase in sea power

First Known Use of sea power

1849


SEA POWER Defined for English Language Learners

sea power

noun

Definition of sea power for English Language Learners

  • : a country that has a large and powerful navy

  • : the strength and size of a country's navy


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