1. [syn: torsion, torque]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Torque \Torque\, n. [L. torques a twisted neck chain, fr.
torquere to twist.]
1. A collar or neck chain, usually twisted, especially as
worn by ancient barbaric nations, as the Gauls, Germans,
2. [L. torquere to twist.] (Mech.) That which tends to
produce torsion; a couple of forces. --J. Thomson.
3. (Phys. Science) A turning or twisting; tendency to turn,
or cause to turn, about an axis.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a twisting force [syn: torsion, torque]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "torque":
anklet, armlet, bangle, beads, bijou, bracelet, breastpin, brooch,
chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, coronet, crown, diadem,
earring, fob, gem, jewel, locket, necklace, nose ring, pin,
precious stone, rhinestone, ring, stickpin, stone, stress, tiara,
torsion, wampum, wristband, wristlet