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brake horsepower

the horsepower made available by an engine or turbine for driving machinery other than itself, as measured by a dynamometer. Unabridged
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  • Every vehicle and every bicycle and tricycle not to exceed one brake horsepower provided by battery in addition to human power.
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brake horsepower

the rate at which an engine does work, expressed in horsepower. It is measured by the resistance of an applied brake bhp
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