torc(redirected from Torque (jewellery))
Variant of torque2.
(Archaeology) another spelling of torque1
n., v. torqued, torqu•ing. n.
1. something that produces or tends to produce torsion or rotation.
2. the measured ability of a rotating element, as of a gear or shaft, to overcome turning resistance.
3. the rotational effect on plane-polarized light passing through certain liquids or crystals.v.i., v.t.
4. to rotate or cause to rotate or twist.
[1880–85; < Latin torquēre to twist]
a collar, necklace, or similar ornament consisting of a twisted narrow band, usu. of precious metal, worn esp. by the ancient Gauls and Britons.
[1825–35; < French < Latin torques]