horsepower definition, meaning - what is horsepower in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “horsepower”

See all translations

horsepower

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈhɔːs.paʊər/  us   /ˈhɔːrs.paʊr/ (plural horsepower) (abbreviation hp)
a unit for measuring the power of an engine: a 100-horsepower engine
Translations of “horsepower”
in Chinese (Traditional) 馬力(引擎的功率單位元)…
in Russian лошадиная сила…
in Turkish beygirgücü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 马力(引擎的功率单位)…
in Polish koń mechaniczny…
(Definition of horsepower from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of horsepower?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “horsepower” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More