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Definition of "volt" []

  • The International System unit of electric potential and electromotive force, equal to the difference of electric potential between two points on a conducting wire carrying a constant current of one ampere when the power dissipated between the points is one watt. See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • Sports A circular movement executed by a horse in manège. (noun)
  • Sports A sudden movement made in avoiding a thrust in fencing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "volt" in a sentence
  • "I was reading this morning about converting Prius 'to "plug in" versions and about companies plans to make factory plug in models (chevy volt is an example)."
  • "I may run back down tomorrow and take my pumpgun and trap, mine cane be operated my the one shooting, I made it to work off 12 volt from the four wheeler."
  • "The electrical unit known as the volt was named in his honor."