- noun the power developed by a tractor’s engine, calculated as the force applied to the brakes.
Cars & Driving
- noun the power developed by an engine which is measured by a brake or dynamometer; often abbreviated as bhp.
- The horsepower output of an engine or other mechanical device, as measured at the flywheel or belt by applying a mechanical brake and measuring the work per unit time.
- A measure of the effective power output of an engine. It may be measured in various ways, one of which is to quantify the resistance the engine provides to a brake attached to its output shaft. Its abbreviation is bhp.