or fire pow·er

[fahyuh r-pou-er]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • He saw her coming, out of the corner of his eye, then concentrated on covering her with firepower.

    The Happy Man

    Gerald Wilburn Page

  • Combat capability, especially in terms of firepower, has been substantially increased.

  • Lightness of foot is the key to speed of movement and the increase of firepower.

    The Armed Forces Officer

    U. S. Department of Defense

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

  • They've got plenty of firepower, too; close to half the entire security force, I understand, including all the officers.

    Lion Loose

    James H. Schmitz