Complete Definition of "horsepower"

English

Etymology
From horse and power, the unit originally being calculated as the amount of power that a horse could provide.

Pronunciation
AHD: hô(r)s'pou"Ér
IPA: /ËhÉË(r)spaÊÉ(r)/
SAMPA: /"hO:(r)[email protected](r)/
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Noun
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  1. A non-metric unit of power (symbol hp) with various definitions, the most common of which being approximately equal to 745.7 watts.
  2. A metric horsepower (symbol often PS from the German abbreviation), approximately equal to 735.5 watts.

Translations
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Chinese: 馬å (pinyin: mÇ lì; ma3 li4)
Czech: koÅská síla f
Danish: hestekraft (symbol HK)
Dutch: paardenkracht (symbol pk)
Estonian: hobujõud (symbol hj)
Finnish: hevosvoima (symbol hv)
French: cheval-vapeur m (symbol CV)
German: Pferdestärke f (symbol PS)
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Hebrew: ×××-ס×ס (Ko'ah Sus) also ×״ס
Polish: koÅ parowy (symbol HP)
Romanian: cal-putere m (symbol CP or HP)
Russian: лоÑÐ°Ð´Ð¸Ð½Ð°Ñ Ñила (loÅ¡adinaja síla) f (symbol л.Ñ.)
Slovak: konská sila f (symbol ks)
Swedish: Hästkraft (symbol hp or bhp)
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