• Power derived from the motion of a horse.
  • A non-metric unit of power (symbol hp) with various definitions, for different applications. The most common of them is probably the mechanical horsepower, approximately equal to 745.7 watts.
  • A metric unit (symbol often PS from the German abbreviation), approximately equal to 735.5 watts.
  • Strength.


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  • horse + power: the unit was originally defined as the amount of power that a horse could provide.

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