dynamometer :

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dahy nuh mo muh ter

  • n  measuring instrument designed to measure power

  • By means of a hydraulic wagon, or dynamometer, recently invented, the "tractive pull" of horse teams was determined with scientific accuracy for the first time.
  • The new test requires a high-tech treadmill device with the Jetson-ish name dynamometer.
  • Most automakers measure horsepower by means of a dynamometer: the engine is stripped of its load, ideally tuned and hooked up directly to the instrument.

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