a procedure for supplementing or replacing the manual effort needed to operate a device or system, often by hydraulic, electrical, or mechanical means.
(of the steering or brakes in a motor vehicle) helped by mechanical power
noun 1. a source of authority or influence, especially in politics, founded on support by an organized body of voters, ethnic minority, economic class, etc.: His election as governor gives him a power base for seeking the presidency.
- Power beads
noun a bracelet or necklace of rounded beads worn to improve the spiritual well-being of the wearer depending on the type of bead or its color Examples The tiger eye power beads have a calming effect on the wearer.
- Power behind the throne
A person with great influence who stays behind the scenes and has no apparent authority. For example, Harry may be the CEO, but it’s obvious that his wife is the power behind the throne. [ Mid-1800s ]
- Power bimbo
noun a beautiful but unintelligent young woman who has made a success or career from those qualities; also called killer bimbo See killer bimbo