Definition of 'horsepower'
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They know that a man having his first intimations of mortality is seriously in need of horsepower. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our food packs enough punch not to need the extra horsepower. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You need sharp elbows and bravery as well as thighs that can crank out 2½ brake horsepower. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This from a woman who refuses to drive any car with less than 350 brake horsepower. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The 148 brake horsepower diesel engine is quiet and powerful. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I have only so much emotional and intellectual horsepower. Christianity Today (2000)Thus it is possible to increase an engine 's horsepower or adjust the way a car handles by plugging it into a computer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's not the 450 brake horsepower. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its two 3,000 horsepower engines have the combined power of six Spitfires. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For a time the brakes held the 125 horsepower engine to 70mph. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Instead, that extra hardware horsepower has been devoted to transforming the size of players' virtual playgrounds. The Sun (2014)Give them the freedom to decide how, the freedom to be creative, the freedom to use their intellectual horsepower to deliver. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: horsepower NOUN
Horsepower is a unit of power used for measuring how powerful an engine is.
The engine has more than 4,000 horsepower.
Definition of horsepower from the Collins English Dictionary
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