Manpower



[man-pou-er] /ˈmænˌpaʊ ər/

noun
1.
in terms of people available or required for work or military service:
the manpower of a country.
/ˈmænˌpaʊə/
noun
1.
power supplied by men
2.
a unit of power based on the rate at which a man can work; approximately 75 watts
3.
the number of people available or required to perform a particular function: the manpower of a battalion
n.

1855, from man (n.) + power (n.). Proposed in 1824 as a specific unit of measure of power.

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