Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The capacity, as of a weapon, weapons system, military unit, or position, for delivering fire.
  • noun The ability to deliver fire against an enemy in combat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (military) The relative capacity for delivering weapons fire on a target.
  • noun A measure of the resources available to a group which allows them to achieve their objectives; capacity for action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the capacity of a weapon to deliver fire onto a target
  • noun the ability to deliver fire
  • noun sports the ability to shoot and score goals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target

Etymologies

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fire + power

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