[ hawrs-pou-er-ouuhr, -ou-er ]
/ ˈhɔrsˌpaʊ ərˌaʊər, -ˌaʊ ər /
a foot-pound-second unit of energy or work, equal to the work done by a mechanism with a power output of one horsepower over a period of one hour.
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Origin of horsepower-hour
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for horsepower-hour
an fps unit of work or energy equal to the work done by 1 horsepower in 1 hour. 1 horsepower-hour is equivalent to 2.686 × 10 6 joules
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