Definition of torque noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//tɔːk//
; NAmE NAmE//tɔːrk//
[uncountable] (specialist)
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a twisting force that causes machinery, etc. to rotate (= turn around) The more torque an engine has, the bigger the load it can pull in the same gear. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Latin torquere ‘to twist’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: torque