a unit of power, equal to 1000 watts. Abbreviation: kW, kw

1880–85; kilo- + watt Unabridged
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kilowatt (ˈkɪləʊˌwɒt)
kW one thousand watts

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kilowatt   (kĭl'ə-wŏt')  Pronunciation Key 
A unit of power equal to 1,000 watts.
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kilowatt [(kil-uh-waht)]

One thousand watts. (See power.)

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