Definition of brake horsepower in English:

brake horsepower

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(abbreviation: b.h.p.)

noun (plural same)

  • 1An imperial unit of power, equal to one horsepower but used only as a measure of the power available at the shaft of an engine: the engine develops 98 brake horsepower
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    • It has a 350 cubic inch, 5.7 litre engine with 350 brake horsepower, has a listed top speed of 180 miles per hour and does zero to sixty in 4.2 seconds.
    • The Cooper S Convertible includes a supercharger that enables the Brazilian-built, 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine to produce 170 brake horsepower.
    • The 5.7 litre 90° V8 develops 340 brake horsepower at 6300 rpm and a massive 583 Nm of torque at 4700 rpm.
  • 1.1The available power of an engine, assessed by measuring the force needed to brake it: the net brake horsepower is only up by six
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    • Seventy-five percent power will require about 2,450 rpm with a brake-specific fuel consumption of .435 pounds per brake horsepower.
    • The most powerful car in the race has an undisclosed output of between 300 or 400 brake horsepower.
    • This event had the best profile any single stage has ever seen so nobody could predict a winner and there was almost 2,500 brake horsepower in the top ten alone.

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