brake horsepower


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brake horsepower

n. Abbr. bhp or b.hp.
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.

brake horsepower

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(Automotive Engineering) the rate at which an engine does work, expressed in horsepower. It is measured by the resistance of an applied brake. Abbreviation: bhp
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The mother of a one-year-old Zoe, the interestingly named Rebecca225, her brake horsepower, one presumes, wrote on a website: "It is completely wrong that Renault should take the name of a woman of my daughter for a car".
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