brake horsepower

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Etymology[edit]

The term refers to a method of measuring the usable power of an engine by connecting a brake to the drive shaft of the engine. Other methods have been developed but the term remains.

Noun[edit]

brake horsepower (plural brake horsepowers) (Abbreviated as: bhp or b.hp.)

  1. The useful horsepower of an engine as measured at its drive shaft.

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