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HORSE POWER [1 record]

Record 1 2017-06-27

English

Subject field(s)
  • Metrology and Units of Measure
  • Engines (Motor Vehicles)
DEF

A unit of power equal to 550 foot pounds per second, 33,000 foot pounds per minute, or 746 watts.

OBS

In the British engineering system.

OBS

horsepower; hp: term and abbreviation officially approved by the Lexicon Project Committee (New Brunswick).

Key term(s)
  • horse-power
  • horse power

French

Domaine(s)
  • Unités de mesure et métrologie
  • Moteur (Véhicules automobiles)
DEF

Unité de puissance adoptée en Angleterre et équivalent à 75,9 kilogrammètres par seconde.

OBS

cheval-puissance : La forme au pluriel est «chevaux-puissance».

OBS

horse-power; HP : terme et abréviation uniformisés par le Comité du projet de lexiques (Nouveau-Brunswick).

Key term(s)
  • horsepower
  • horse power

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Metrología y unidades de medida
  • Motores (Vehículos automotores)
DEF

Unidad de potencia del sistema ingenieril británico, equivalente a 550 pie-libra por segundo (745.7 vatios).

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