The Dying Gaul wearing a torque



  • A rotational or twisting effect of a force; a moment of force, defined for measurement purposes as an equivalent straight line force multiplied by the distance from the axis of rotation (SI unit newton metre or Nm; imperial unit or lb·ft, not to be confused with the foot pound-force, commonly "foot-pound", a unit of work or energy)
  • A tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.



  • Borrowed from Latin torqueō ("to twist").
  • From French torque, from Old French, from Latin torquis

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