horsepower definition

  • noun:
    • A unit of energy in the U.S. Customary program, corresponding to 745.7 watts or 33,000 foot-pounds per minute.
    • The power exerted by a horse in pulling.
    • Informal efficient strength: political horse power; computer horse power.
    • A non-metric device of power (expression hp) with various meanings, for different applications. The most typical of them is just about the technical horsepower, more or less add up to 745.7 watts.
    • A metric horse power (logo usually PS from German abbreviation), more or less add up to 735.5 watts.
    • power
    • a unit of energy add up to 746 watts

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