man power

noun

Definition of man power 

1 : power available from or supplied by the physical effort of human beings

2 usually manpower : the total supply of persons available and fitted for service

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Food Banks have turned it away due to not having the man power to unload it. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "40,000 pounds of free cucumbers are just a 4-and-a-half-hour drive away," 10 May 2018 This would also force the British to expend man power and resources in fighting the Spanish. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "See how Texas beef (partially) helped win the American Revolutionary War," 2 July 2018 Food Banks have turned it away due to not having the man power to unload it. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "40,000 pounds of free cucumbers are just a 4-and-a-half-hour drive away," 10 May 2018 Lidstrom, the most polite person I’ve ever met, pointed out their two-man power play had only lasted 2 seconds. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "For Detroit Red Wings G.O.A.T. list, is it Yzerman or Lidstrom No. 2?," 12 June 2018 Food Banks have turned it away due to not having the man power to unload it. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "40,000 pounds of free cucumbers are just a 4-and-a-half-hour drive away," 10 May 2018 Food Banks have turned it away due to not having the man power to unload it. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "40,000 pounds of free cucumbers are just a 4-and-a-half-hour drive away," 10 May 2018 Food Banks have turned it away due to not having the man power to unload it. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "40,000 pounds of free cucumbers are just a 4-and-a-half-hour drive away," 10 May 2018 Food Banks have turned it away due to not having the man power to unload it. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "40,000 pounds of free cucumbers are just a 4-and-a-half-hour drive away," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of man power

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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