horsepower


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to horsepower: torque

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Most underpinnings change little, although the base engine gets more horsepower, now reaching 153.
They can also be adapted to constant horsepower operation.
For heavy service on large gates and risers, high pressures are applied; hot-pressed wheels are strongly recommended over cold-pressed wheels, provided the horsepower is adequate to utilize one.
With the Hennessey Venom 850 tuner kit, the (https://www.ibtimes.com/how-much-will-iconic-stripes-fords-mustang-gt500-cost-price-sheet-leaked-2818209) GT500 can see ratings of 850 horsepower and 725 pounds-per-feet of torque.
- Dodge//SRT horsepower is now more attainable than ever before by way of an innovative new national sales promotion called 'Dodge Power Dollars' that rewards passionate enthusiasts who crave more power.
There's a choice of four-cylinder engines with 147, 201 or 275 horsepower, and a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, depending on the version.
The M2 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter, twin-cam, 24-valve, direct-injection inline-six producing 370 horsepower and 465 N-m of torque.
Updates to the 550K and 650K dozers include incorporating a John Deere 4.5L Final Tier 4 diesel engine with 92 horsepower and 104 horsepower, respectively.
While giving the further details, the sources stated that 55 locomotives of four thousand horsepower would be purchased in 2016-17.
Large boats using 60 horsepower engine, and Gill Net fishing method, were more technically efficient than that for large boats using 40 horsepower engine.
In the early 1980s, its four-cylinder engine produced 92 horsepower, which for the time was quite good, especially given the car's weight.