brake horsepower definition

  • noun:
    • the particular or of use horse power of an engine, frequently determined through the power exerted on a friction braking system or dynamometer connected to the drive shaft.
    • The useful horsepower of an engine as measured at its drive shaft.
  • others:
    • the internet efficient energy of a prime mover, as a steam engine, water wheel, etc., in horse abilities, as shown by a friction braking system. See Friction brake, under Friction.
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