Origin of torques
Definition for torques (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), torqued, torqu·ing.
verb (used without object), torqued, torqu·ing.
Origin of torque
Examples from the Web for torques
This torques, chain, or rather wreath, is frequently alluded to by the early British bards.Old English Chronicles|Various
Torques or twisted collars of metal are found in burying-places of the barbarous people of northern Europe.
Round her alabaster neck was a magnificent "torques," or collar of twisted gold-wire.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton
Slaying his enemy, he took from his neck a chain of gold (torques), which he afterwards wore upon his own.Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)|Charles Morris
The torques are mostly penannular and have enlarged terminals; the armlets are often complete rings.Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,
British Dictionary definitions for torques (1 of 2)
Word Origin for torques
British Dictionary definitions for torques (2 of 2)
Word Origin for torque
Word Origin and History for torques
"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).