Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of horsepower.
  • n. Obsolete spelling of horse power.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The power of a horse or its equivalent; the rate at which a horse works in drawing.
  • n. A unit for the measurement of the rate at which a prime motor works.
  • n. A machine for converting the weight or direct pull of a horse into power useful in moving machinery.

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Examples

  • A thousand miles beyond the last mission station toiled her engineers and spies, clad as coolies, under the guise of itinerant merchants or proselytizing Buddhist priests, noting down the horse-power of every waterfall, the likely sites for factories, the heights of mountains and passes, the strategic advantages and weaknesses, the wealth of the farming valleys, the number of bullocks in a district or the number of labourers that could be collected by forced levies.

    THE UNPARALLELED INVASION

  • Such innovations are critical for Intel as the Atom processor is still high horse-power and that's often not what the market needs if you look at specific users, says Ramamoorthy.

    Intel's Shot at the Indian Consumer

  • "Four thousand horse-power and forty-five miles an hour, though you wouldn't think it," he concluded proudly.

    THE SIEGE OF THE 'LANCASHIRE QUEEN'

  • "Four thousand horse-power and forty-five miles an hour," the engineer repeated, grinning good-naturedly.

    THE SIEGE OF THE 'LANCASHIRE QUEEN'

  • It was the most expensive machine in the county, yet he did not care to flaunt its price or horse-power in a red flare across the landscape, which also was mostly his, from the sand dunes and the everlasting beat of the Pacific breakers, across the fat bottomlands and upland pastures, to the far summits clad with redwood forest and wreathed in fog and cloud.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • Car, truck, lorry, bike; whatever the vehicle, whatever the horse-power, it was more than a dog and so more than enough.

    Sally

  • Mr. Watt — the eponymous watt not yet existing — called this unit of energy “1 horse-power.”

    tingilinde:

  • Here are the numbers: 510 break horse-power, 420lbs of torque and 0-60 in 4.2 seconds ... this machine is no ordinary car.

    MTV’s Tim Kash Takes A Spin In James Bond’s Newest Ride » MTV Movies Blog

  • Does your mom prefer horse-energy to horse-power for automobile engines, or joules to watts for light bulbs?

    The Simplest Explanation

  • Her high horse-power chutzpah always lifted my spirits and thats what she did now.

    Dancing with Werewolves

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