Meaning of man power

man' pow"er

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the power supplied by human physical exertions: an ancient building constructed entirely by man power.
  2. a unit of power, assumed to be equal to the rate at which a person can do mechanical work, and commonly taken as horsepower.
  3. rate of work in terms of this unit.
  4. manpower.


Pronunciation: (man'pou"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. power in terms of people available or required for work or military service: the manpower of a country.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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