verb (used with object), torqued, torqu·ing.
verb (used without object), torqued, torqu·ing.
Origin of torque
Examples from the Web for torque
Contemporary Examples of 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’
May 23, 2014
To fully feel the depth of the Russian humiliation, you would have to have witnessed the torque of its rev-up.Russia's Olympic Choke Job
February 26, 2010
Historical Examples of torque
It seems to be descending from overhead, but Pat says that that's the "torque" doing it.The Dope on Mars
John Michael Sharkey
The torque of the rubber strands on so short an arm is very great.
There are various devices by which the torque may be (approximately) got rid of.
Around his neck was the torque, the emblem of chieftainship.Beric the Briton
G. A. Henty
The head snapped off as soon as I applied a few inch-pounds of torque.The Trouble with Telstar
Word Origin 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).