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

 

torque

 noun
noun
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 Origin late 19th cent.: from Latin torquere ‘to twist’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: torque