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torque

noun \ˈtȯrk\

Definition of torque

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



Variants of torque

or torc \ˈtȯrk\

Origin of torque

French, from Latin torques, from torquēre to twist — more at torture


First Known Use: 1695

Rhymes with torque


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torque

noun

Definition of torque

  1. 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. 2 :  a turning or twisting force



Origin of torque

Latin torquēre to twist


First Known Use: circa 1884

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms


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torque

transitive verb

Definition of torque

torquedtorquing

  1. :  to impart torque to :  cause to twist (as about an axis)

torquer noun


1959

First Known Use of torque

1959

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