verb (used with object), torqued, torqu·ing.
verb (used without object), torqued, torqu·ing.
Origin of torque
Examples from the Web for torque
“I think the show had lost a certain amount of torque,” he says.Michael C. Hall on Where ‘Dexter’ Went Wrong and His New Killer Role in ‘Cold in July’|Melissa Leon|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To fully feel the depth of the Russian humiliation, you would have to have witnessed the torque of its rev-up.
It was the torque which Heidrek's men had taken from him, and I told her so.A Sea Queen's Sailing|Charles Whistler
On one of these occasions a pair of curious, kidney-shaped earrings was found, together with a torque.The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume I (of 3)|Leonard Williams
Also the torque, a twisted rod of gold flattened or curled together at the ends, was a mark of dignity.Dress design|Talbot Hughes
The change in the distance d is proportional to the change in the torque transmitted from the shaft to the pulley.
The torque of the rubber strands on so short an arm is very great.The Theory and Practice of Model Aeroplaning|V. E. Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for torque
Word Origin for torque
Word Origin and History for torque
"rotating force," 1884, from Latin torquere "to twist" (see thwart). The verb is attested from 1954. The word also is used (since 1834) by antiquarians and others as a term for the twisted metal necklace worn anciently by Gauls, Britons, Germans, etc., from Latin torques in this sense. Earlier it had been called in English torques (1690s).