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horse power

noun [C or U] (plural horse power) (also horsepower)
 
 
(abbreviation hp) MEASURES
a unit used for measuring the power of an engine: Horse power rates the engine performance of cars and even lawn mowers. With a 520 horsepower, V12 engine, this is the fastest car the company has ever made.
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