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brake horsepower


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The actual or useful horsepower of an engine, usually determined from the force exerted on a friction brake or dynamometer connected to the drive shaft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.


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