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An example of brake horsepower is the horsepower delivered directly to a car's driveshaft.
nounAbbr. bhp or b.hp.
(plural brake horsepowers) (Abbreviated as: bhp or b.hp.)
The term refers to a method of measuring the usable power of an engine by connecting a brake to the drive shaft of the engine. Other methods have been developed but the term remains.