- naval strength.
- a nation that possesses formidable naval power.
Origin of sea power
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for sea power
Canadian history is full of sea-power, but Canadian histories are not.All Afloat
I wish I knew more about all that, but what I'm concerned with is their sea-power.The Riddle of the Sands
The rivals for sea-power in the seventeenth century were England and Holland.A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
By our sea-power our great Empire has been built up, and by it alone can it endure.The Flags of the World
F. Edward Hulme
Many and manifold are the uses of sea-power; many and manifold also are its abuses.Admirals of the British Navy
- a nation that possesses great naval strength
- the naval strength of a country or nation
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