firepower

or fire pow·er

[fahyuh r-pou-er]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. firenze,
  2. firepan,
  3. firepit,
  4. fireplace,
  5. fireplug,
  6. fireproof,
  7. fireproofing,
  8. fireroom,
  9. firesafe,
  10. fireside

Origin of firepower

First recorded in 1910–15; fire + power

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British Dictionary definitions for fire power

fire power

noun military

the amount of fire that may be delivered by a unit or weapon
the capability of delivering fire
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