horsepower horsepower  /ˈhɔr ˌspaʊ ər/


  • (n) a unit of power equal to 746 watts




  1. There was a time when 90 horsepower was a lot, and that time was 1932.
  2. The horsepower race, which Detroit likes to pretend does not exist in standard cars, is off to a fast start in the compacts.
  3. A 1,000 horsepower locomotive may weigh 20 or 30 tons.


  1. Commentary: Road-race 'ringers' like their chances

    It's as common as the smell of fuel and brats and the deafening roar of 800-horsepower engines at the annual NASCAR Nationwide race at Road America.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

  2. S'haven dealership gives Walls horsepower

    SOUTHAVEN — A Southaven Ford dealership has helped a small mostly-volunteer fire department have a little extra horsepower to battle brush fires and grass fires this spring and summer, along with whatever emergency situation might arise.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: DeSoto Times-Tribune

  3. How Pixar's Tech Creates Worlds that Don't Exist

    June 21 (Bloomberg) -- These days, making an animated film takes computing horsepower. To simplify the process for its new film Monsters University, Pixar developed some high-tech templates for light. Jon Erlichman profiles Pixar's lighting gurus.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "It's really, really easy to use," Jobs told the crowd at San Francisco's Moscone Center before demonstrating the system with a video clip of "The Good Shepherd." "It's got the processing horsepower to do the kinds of things we like to do."
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Steve Jobs Source: Forbes

  2. "I know they were probably frustrated from the standpoint that wanting to show that, 'Hey, we have less horsepower than ever before' and they wanted to make it look like we're handicapped even more than we actually were," Gibbs said.
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Joe Gibbs Source:

  3. "We did our homework," Menard said. "We've made horsepower gains."
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Paul Menard Source: USA Today

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