Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Zoology A band of feathers, hair, or coloration around the neck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of torque.
  • n. Plural form of torque.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cervical ring of hair or feathers, distinguished by its color or structure; a collar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as torque, 1.
  • n. In zoology, any collar or ring around the neck, produced by the color, texture, etc., of the pelage, plumage, or integument.

Etymologies

Latin torquēs, collar; see torque2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • This is consistent with the proposal that the cerebellar cortex contains an internal representation of gravitational torques which is encoded through a learning process.

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  • As he tore through the riot, he dimly realized that the creatures without their torques were uniformly those from the Pravus alliance.

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  • Though all the creatures in the Vertas had their torques, none of the Pravus did.

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  • Lothaire said, “Some of the vampires and demons will simply trace from here now that their torques are gone.”

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  • Brandr added, When we get back, we can get a witch to remove the torques.

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  • But she was gone, leaving Regin and Natalya trapped like sitting ducks, still wearing their torques, while Pravus soldiers began prowling the ward.

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  • But dumping your butts all over the place ... that torques me off to no end ... it's just plain lack of consideration for anyone else, not to mention the health of the habitat and the other critters we share the place with.

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  • This torques off adjoining property owners and the food fight starts.

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  • Dan Neil / Wall Street Journal This test model was a Cooper S Countryman ALL4, meaning it had the turbo'ed 1.6-liter with BMW's Valvetronic head 181 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, or 192 torques in Sport mode.

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  • At its heart is a midmounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 flat crank and dry sump, naturally outputting 592 horsepower and 443 torques through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox lubricated with something blessed and wonderful, the Dalai Lama's dandruff, maybe.

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