<physics> A unit of power or activity equal to 10^7 C.G.S. Units of power, or to work done at the rate of one joule a second. An English horse power is approximately equal to 746 watts.

Origin: From the distinguished mechanician and scientist, James Watt.

(01 Mar 1998)

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