Associations to the word «Firepower»


FIREPOWER, noun. The capacity of a weapon to deliver fire onto a target
FIREPOWER, noun. The ability to deliver fire
FIREPOWER, noun. (sports) the ability to shoot and score goals.
FIREPOWER KILL, noun. (military) (slang) The damage inflicted by a weapon on a vehicle that destroys its weapon systems, or substantially reduces its ability to deliver weapons accurately.
FIREPOWER KILL, noun. (military) (slang) A vehicle or vehicles that have their guns or missile system damaged under fire; when damaged, vents open to channel ignited propellants and explosives away from the crew cabin. The firepower-killed tank can then return to a maintenance center with its crew intact.

Dictionary definition

FIREPOWER, noun. (military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats