Scientists Say: Torque
There’s a name for a force that twists
Torque (noun, “TORK”)
In physics, this is a force that causes something to twist or turn around an axis. Pulling a wrench produces torque. This force turns a screw, causing it to tighten.
In a sentence
In a car, an engine produces energy that is translated to torque at the wheels, causing the wheels to turn.
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torque A force that produces rotation, twisting or turning.