Associations to the word «Horsepower»

Wiktionary

HORSEPOWER, noun. A non-metric unit of power (symbol hp) with various definitions, for different applications. The most common of them is probably the mechanical horsepower, approximately equal to 745.7 watts.
HORSEPOWER, noun. A metric horsepower (symbol often PS from the German abbreviation), approximately equal to 735.5 watts.
HORSEPOWER, noun. Strength

Dictionary definition

HORSEPOWER, noun. A unit of power equal to 746 watts.

Wise words

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