torque


1torque

noun \ˈtrk\

Definition of TORQUE

:  a usually metal collar or neck chain worn by the ancient Gauls, Germans, and Britons

Variants of TORQUE

torque or torc \ˈtrk\

Origin of TORQUE

French, from Latin torques, from torquēre to twist — more at torture
First Known Use: 1695

Other Archaeology Terms

Attic, Byzantine, Paleolithic, cairn, core, flint, horizon, neolithic, shard, stratum

Rhymes with TORQUE

2torque

noun

Definition of TORQUE

1
:  a force that produces or tends to produce rotation or torsion <an automobile engine delivers torque to the drive shaft>; also :  a measure of the effectiveness of such a force that consists of the product of the force and the perpendicular distance from the line of action of the force to the axis of rotation
2
:  a turning or twisting force

Origin of TORQUE

Latin torquēre to twist
First Known Use: circa 1884

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, flange, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

3torque

transitive verb
torquedtorqu·ing

Definition of TORQUE

:  to impart torque to :  cause to twist (as about an axis)
torqu·er noun

First Known Use of TORQUE

1959

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, flange, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

torque

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In physics, the tendency of a force to rotate the body to which it is applied. Torque is always specified with regard to the axis of rotation. It is equal to the magnitude of the component of the force lying in the plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation, multiplied by the shortest distance between the axis and the direction of the force component. Torque is the force that affects rotational motion; the greater the torque, the greater the change in this motion.

Variants of TORQUE

torque or moment

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