"If I go with that definition, then it might be best to say that while forces change the linear motion, torque changes the rotational motion of an object. Torque is like a rotational force."
"Torque is like the amount of sand per shovelful.RPM is like the number of shovelfuls per minute.
Horsepower is like the total amount of sand moved per minute. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.