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noun (pl=horsepower)
  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: 
  • Dutch: paardenkracht (symbol pk)
  • French: cheval-vapeur (symbol CV)
  • German: Pferdestí¤rke (symbol PS)
Etymology: 
  • From horse and power, the unit originally being calculated as the amount of power that a horse could provide.



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