brake horse power

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brake horse power (bhp)

The useful mechanical power supplied by an engine as determined by a friction brake or an absorption dynamometer that is applied to the shaft or fly-wheel of the engine.
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THIS is brake horse power, which is a measurement of an engine's power output.