sea power

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

Origin:
1840–50

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sea power
 
n
1.  a nation that possesses great naval strength
2.  the naval strength of a country or nation

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Example sentences
We have recently committed ourselves by covenants with the other great nations
  to a limitation of our sea power.
True twenty-first century sea power will be wielded by the submarine.
We are light years ahead of both of these countries in air power, sea power,
  and land power.
As a result, the country was in the process of changing from a continental land
  power into a sea power.
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