sea power

noun

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 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, "How an admiral and a war vet-turned-novelist teamed up on a smart technothriller," 4 Mar. 2021 The crisis subsided, but the Mahanian lesson for Beijing was clear: The ability to deploy and demonstrate sea power was of paramount importance. Daniel Yergin, The Atlantic, "The Ghosts Who Haunt the South China Sea," 15 Dec. 2020 Signs of wreckage were first detected three years ago during inspection work when sonar detected a shipwreck 15 meters from an under-sea power cable between Norway and Denmark. Lianne Kolirin, CNN, "Lost German warship discovered on seabed 80 years after sinking," 8 Sep. 2020 The two world powers have added the coronavirus crisis to the other battlefronts – from South Asian sea power to trade and 5G technology – in their accelerating global competition. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, "Containing coronavirus: Why US, China compete about that, too," 30 Mar. 2020 In 2017, engineers working on a sub-sea power link discovered what is believed to be the wreckage of a lost World War II Royal Air Force bomber off the coast of Norway. Fox News, "US WWII bombers, missing for 76 years, discovered in Pacific lagoon," 18 Feb. 2020 In 2017, engineers working on a sub-sea power link discovered what is believed to be the wreckage of a lost World War II Royal Air Force bomber off the coast of Norway. Fox News, "US WWII bombers, missing for 76 years, discovered in Pacific lagoon," 18 Feb. 2020 In 2017, engineers working on a sub-sea power link discovered what is believed to be the wreckage of a lost World War II Royal Air Force bomber off the coast of Norway. Fox News, "US WWII bombers, missing for 76 years, discovered in Pacific lagoon," 18 Feb. 2020 In 2017, engineers working on a sub-sea power link discovered what is believed to be the wreckage of a lost World War II Royal Air Force bomber off the coast of Norway. Fox News, "US WWII bombers, missing for 76 years, discovered in Pacific lagoon," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of sea power

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Sea power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20power. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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sea power

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sea power

: a country that has a large and powerful navy
: the strength and size of a country's navy

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