Definition of shaft horsepower in English:

shaft horsepower

Syllabification: shaft horse·pow·er


  • The power delivered to a propeller or turbine shaft.
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    • She is propelled by steam turbines with 76,000 shaft horsepower.
    • The craft would be powered by a turbine capable of generating 1024 shaft horsepower dispersed through four gear-shaft driven propellers.
    • The C - 130J is equipped with four Allison AE2100D3 turboprop engines, each rated at 4,591 shaft horsepower.

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