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horse·pow·er

 (hôrs′pou′ər)
n. pl. horse·power
1. Abbr. hp A unit of power in the US Customary System, equal to 745.7 watts or 33,000 foot-pounds per minute.
2. The power exerted by a horse in pulling.
3. Informal Effective strength: political horsepower; computer horsepower.

horsepower

(ˈhɔːsˌpaʊə)
n
1. (Units) an fps unit of power, equal to 550 foot-pounds per second (equivalent to 745.7 watts)
2. (Units) a US standard unit of power, equal to 746 watts
Abbreviation: HP or h.p

horse•pow•er

(ˈhɔrsˌpaʊ ər)

n.
1. a foot-pound-second unit of power, equivalent to 550 foot-pounds per second, or 745.7 watts.
2. Informal. the capacity to achieve or produce; strength or talent.
[1800–10]

horse·pow·er

(hôrs′pou′ər)
A unit used to measure the power of engines and motors. One unit of horsepower is equal to the power needed to lift 550 pounds one foot in one second. This unit has been widely replaced by the watt in scientific usage.

horsepower

(hp) A unit of work representing the power needed to raise 550 lb by 1 ft in 1 s.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horsepower - a unit of power equal to 746 wattshorsepower - a unit of power equal to 746 watts  
power unit - a measure of electric power
watt, W - a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm
Translations
koňská síla
hestekraft
hobujõud
hevosvoimavääntövoima
LElóerõlóerő
hestafl
konská sila
beygir gücü

horsepower

[ˈhɔːsˌpauəʳ] Ncaballo m de vapor
a 20 horsepower engineun motor de 20 caballos

horsepower

[ˈhɔːrspaʊər] n
(= power) → puissance f (en chevaux)
(= unit) → cheval-vapeur m, cheval m
a 300-horsepower engine → un moteur de 300 chevauxhorse race ncourse f de chevauxhorse racing horse-racing, horseracing [ˈhɔːrsreɪsɪŋ] ncourses fpl de chevaux

horsepower

[ˈhɔːsˌpauəʳ] ncavallo (vapore)

horse

(hoːs) noun
1. a large four-footed animal which is used to pull carts etc or to carry people etc.
2. a piece of apparatus used for jumping, vaulting etc in a gymnasium.
ˈhorse-box noun
an enclosed vehicle etc used for carrying horses.
ˈhorsefly noun
a large fly that bites horses etc.
ˈhorsehair noun, adjective
(of) the hair from a horse's mane or tail. The mattress is stuffed with horsehair; a horsehair mattress.
ˈhorsemanfeminine ˈhorsewoman noun
a rider, especially a skilled one. She is a very competent horsewoman.
ˈhorsemanship noun
ˈhorseplay noun
rough and noisy behaviour or play.
ˈhorsepower (usually abbreviated to h.p.when written) noun
a standard unit used to measure the power of engines, cars etc.
horseshoe (ˈhoːʃʃuː) noun
1. a curved iron shoe for a horse.
2. something in the shape of a horseshoe. The bride was presented with a lucky silver horseshoe.
on horseback
riding on a horse. The soldiers rode through the town on horseback.
(straight) from the horse's mouth
from a well-informed and reliable source. I got that story straight from the horse's mouth.
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