man power

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noun

the power supplied by human physical exertions: an ancient building constructed entirely by man power.
a unit of power, assumed to be equal to the rate at which a person can do mechanical work, and commonly taken as 1/10 (0.1) horsepower.
rate of work in terms of this unit.

Nearby words

  1. man of the moment,
  2. man of the world,
  3. man on horseback,
  4. man on the street,
  5. man orchid,
  6. man proposes, god disposes,
  7. man shall not live by bread alone,
  8. man spricht deutsch,
  9. man that corrupted hadleyburg, the,
  10. man up

Origin of man power

First recorded in 1860–65

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