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Borrowed from Latin torqueō (to twist).

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torque (countable and uncountable, plural torques)

  1. (physics, mechanics) A rotational or twisting effect of a force; a moment of force, defined for measurement purposes as an equivalent straight line force multiplied by the distance from the axis of rotation (SI unit newton metre or Nm; imperial unit pound-foot or lb·ft, not to be confused with the foot pound-force, commonly "foot-pound", a unit of work or energy)
    • 1978, James Richard Wertz, Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control[1], Springer, page 17:
      The relative strengths of the various torques will depend on both the spacecraft environment and the form and structure of the spacecraft itself.
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  • Turkish: tork
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torque (third-person singular simple present torques, present participle torquing or torqueing, simple past and past participle torqued)

  1. (physics, mechanics) To make something rotate about an axis by imparting torque to it.
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The Dying Gaul wearing a torque

From French torque, from Old French, from Latin torquis; or adapted directly from Latin torquēs (cf. earlier English torques).[1][2]

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torque (plural torques)

  1. A tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.
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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “torque (n.)”, in Online Etymology Dictionary: “The word also is used (since 1834) by antiquarians and others [], from Latin torques "collar of twisted metal," from torquere. Earlier it had been called in English torques (1690s).”.
  2. ^ James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Torque1, torc (tǭɹk)”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume X, Part 1 (Ti–U), London: Clarendon Press, →OCLC, page 164, column 3: “ad. L. torquēs, -is (see Torques); so mod.F. torque.”

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From Old French torque, borrowed from Latin torquem.

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torque m (plural torques)

  1. torque (necklace)

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From Old French torke, northern variant of torche, from Vulgar Latin *torca, ultimately from the same source as etymology 2.

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torque f (plural torques)

  1. (heraldry) torse

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A Galician Iron Age torque

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From Latin torquis.

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torque m (plural torques)

  1. torque (a tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.)

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  • torque” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

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torque

  1. ablative singular of torquis

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torquē

  1. second-person singular active imperative of torqueō

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  • Hyphenation: tor‧que

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torque m (plural torques)

  1. (physics, mechanics) torque (a rotational or twisting force)
    Synonym: momento de forças

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtoɾke/ [ˈt̪oɾ.ke]
  • Rhymes: -oɾke
  • Syllabification: tor‧que

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Borrowed from Latin torqueō (to twist).

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torque m (plural torques)

  1. (physics, mechanics) torque (a rotational or twisting force)
    Synonym: momento de fuerza
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Borrowed from English turkey.

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torque m (plural torques)

  1. (New Mexico) turkey
    Synonyms: pavo, guajolote

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  • Garland D. Bills, Neddy A. Vigil (2008) The Spanish Language of New Mexico and Southern Colorado: A Linguistic Atlas[2] (in English), University of New Mexico Press, →ISBN
  • Rubén Cobos (2003) A Dictionary of New Mexico & Southern Colorado Spanish[3] (in English), Museum of New Mexico Press, →ISBN