Definition of brake horsepower in English:

brake horsepower

Syllabification: brake horse·pow·er

noun (plural same)

  • The available power of an engine, assessed by measuring the force needed to brake it: the net brake horsepower is only up by six
    More example sentences
    • 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.

More definitions of brake horsepower

Definition of brake horsepower in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: māj
noun
a magician or learned person