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- a circular or turning movement of a horse.
- a gait in which a horse going sideways turns around a center, with the head turned outward.
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A typical battery today might store a few volts of electricity.
In the United States, every regular electrical outlet supplies 120 volts.
Inch by inch, I turned the knob higher, until it was up to 120 volts.I Nearly Set My House on Fire Trying to Make the Lightning Mushroom From ‘Ratatouille’|Jaya Saxena|September 27, 2021|Eater
The battery’s run time corresponds with the number of volts.Stick it to dirt and dust with the best vacuum on the market|Florie Korani|July 28, 2021|Popular-Science
Until a few years ago, most electric road cars used voltages of around 300-400 volts, while race cars used higher voltages of around 700-900 volts.
Its electric car the Volt had its best month ever, selling 3,351 units.
On the other hand, sales of the Volt declined in April 2013 from April 2012.
The Volt, a plug-in hybrid, was expected to be the easier sell, since it also uses gas and has a range of several hundred models.
The Volt, which can run for about 30 miles on electricity and has been slow to catch on, has been mocked by critics of GM.Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show|Daniel Gross|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“It sounds trivial but those numbers really add up a lot,” said Rory Paul of Volt Aerial Robotics.Unmanned Drones May Have Their Greatest Impact on Agriculture|Miranda Green|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The next day the electricians hooked it up to a twelve-hundred-volt feed-line, and by noon it was ready to go.Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
Archivolt, r′ki-volt, n. the band or moulding which runs round the lower part of the archstones of an arch.
Archivolt (rki-volt), in architecture, the ornamental band of mouldings on the face of an arch and following its contour.
Measurement of resistance: (a) volt-ammeter method, (b) Wheatstone bridge method.
The product of volts and amperes is the apparent power and is called volt-amperes in distinction from the true power or watts.
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The unit of electromotive force, the volt measures how much “pressure” there is in an electric circuit. The higher the voltage, the more electrical current (see also current) will flow in the circuit.