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or fire power

[fahyuh r-pou-er] /ˈfaɪərˌpaʊ ər/
the capability of a military force, unit, or weapons system as measured by the amount of gunfire, number of missiles, etc., deliverable to a target.
the capability or potential, as of an organization, for action or achieving results.
Origin of firepower
First recorded in 1910-15; fire + power Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Combat capability, especially in terms of firepower, has been substantially increased.

  • Seven of the battle cruisers fired as one, and were joined by all the firepower of their escort ships.

    Evil Out of Onzar Mark Ganes
  • He saw her coming, out of the corner of his eye, then concentrated on covering her with firepower.

    The Happy Man Gerald Wilburn Page
  • It's still almost five hours before the Camelot pulls in, and until she does you're way ahead on firepower.

    Lion Loose James H. Schmitz
  • Lightness of foot is the key to speed of movement and the increase of firepower.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense

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