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 for Volt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Volt \Volt\, n. [F. volte; cf. It. volta. See Vault.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Man.) A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going
        sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Volt \Volt\, n. [After Alessandro Volta, the Italian
     electrician.] (Elec.)
     The unit of electro-motive force; -- defined by the
     International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by United
     States Statute as, that electro-motive force which steadily
     applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will
     produce a current of one amp[`e]re. It is practically
     equivalent to 1000/1434 the electro-motive force of a
     standard Clark's cell at a temperature of 15[deg] C.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  volt
      n 1: a unit of potential equal to the potential difference
           between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1
           ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is
           1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a
           resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through
           it [syn: volt, V]

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