shaft horsepower


noun

the horsepower delivered to the driving shaft of an engine, as measured by a torsion meter. Abbreviation: shp, SHP

Nearby words

  1. shafiʿi,
  2. shaft,
  3. shaft alley,
  4. shaft feather,
  5. shaft grave,
  6. shaft house,
  7. shaftesbury,
  8. shaftesbury, anthony ashley cooper, 1st earl of,
  9. shaftesbury, anthony ashley cooper, 7th earl of,
  10. shafting

Origin of shaft horsepower

First recorded in 1905–10

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