**metric horsepower** — noun : a horsepower unit equal to 75 kilogram meters per second * * * metric horsepower see ↑horsepower above. • • • Main Entry: ↑horse … Useful english dictionary

**Horsepower** — hp redirects here. For other uses, see HP (disambiguation). Horsepower (HP) is the name of several units of measurement of power. The most common definitions equal between 735.5 and 750 watts.[1] Horsepower was originally defined to compare the… … Wikipedia

**horsepower** — /hawrs pow euhr/, n. 1. a foot pound second unit of power, equivalent to 550 foot pounds per second, or 745.7 watts. 2. Informal. the capacity to achieve or produce; strength or talent: The university s history faculty is noted for its… … Universalium

**horsepower** — noun /ˈhɔː(r)spaʊə(r)/ a) 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. political horsepower b) A… … Wiktionary

**horsepower** — (hp) a unit of power representing the power exerted by a horse in pulling. The horsepower was defined by James Watt (1736 1819), the inventor of the steam engine, who determined after careful measurements that a horse is typically capable of a … Dictionary of units of measurement

**Metric system** — This article is about the metric system in general. For information about specific versions of the system, such as the International System of Units or the cgs system of units, see #Variants. For a generally accessible and less technical… … Wikipedia

**horsepower** — (HP) A measurement of the engine s ability to perform work. One horsepower is defined as the ability to lift 33,000 pounds one foot in one minute. To find horsepower, the total rate of work in foot pounds accomplished is divided by 33,000. If a… … Dictionary of automotive terms

**Metric engine (American expression)** — A metric engine is an American expression which refers to an internal combustion engine, often for automobiles, whose underlying engineering design is based on a metric system of units, particularly SI. As American industry converted from… … Wikipedia

**Gravitational metric system** — In the gravitational metric system(s) the base unit of force is not normalised to one mass unit (gram or kilogram) times one length unit (metre or centimetre) per time unit squared (second) as in the SI, but it depends on a selected or locally… … Wikipedia

**British horsepower** — (Bhp) the traditional horsepower, equal toabout 745.7 watts, as opposed to the metric horsepower, which is equal to about 735.5 watts. Note that the symbolbhp, with the lower case b, is used for brake horsepower … Dictionary of units of measurement