- a twisted metal collar or necklace worn by ancient Teutons, Gauls, Britons, etc.
- Physics a measure of the tendency of a force to cause rotation, equal to the force multiplied by the perpendicular distance between the line of action of the force and the center of rotation: abbrev. T
- popularly the force that acts to produce rotation, as in the drive shaft of an automotive vehicle
Origin of torquefrom Classical Latin torques (infl. in senses 2 and 3 by torquere): see torques
transitive verbtorqued, torqu′ing