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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Horse-power

    the unit of work of a steam-engine, being the power to raise 33,000 lbs. one foot in one minute.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. horse-power

    A comparative estimate of the capacity of steam-engines, by assuming a certain average effective pressure of steam, and a certain average linear velocity of the piston. The pressure multiplied by the velocity gives the effective force of the engine exerted through a given number of feet per minute; and since the force called a horse-power means 33,000 lbs. acting thus one foot per minute, it follows that the nominal power of the engine will be found by dividing the effective force exerted by the piston, multiplied by the number of feet per minute through which it acts by 33,000.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. horse-power

    A measure for the quantity of work of which an engine or motor is capable in a given time. It is 33,000 foot-pounds in one minute.

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How to say horse-power in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horse-power in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horse-power in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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