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sea power

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noun
  1. naval strength.
  2. a nation that possesses formidable naval power.
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Origin of sea power

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for sea power

Historical Examples

  • Canadian history is full of sea-power, but Canadian histories are not.

    All Afloat

    William Wood

  • I wish I knew more about all that, but what I'm concerned with is their sea-power.

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for sea power

sea power

noun
  1. a nation that possesses great naval strength
  2. the naval strength of a country or nation
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