man power


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.

Origin of man power

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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