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brake horsepower vs. horsepower

  1. the horsepower made available by an engine or turbine for driving machinery other than itself, as measured by a dynamometer.
[ hawrs-pou-er ]
  1. a foot-pound-second unit of power, equivalent to 550 foot-pounds per second, or 745.7 watts.
  2. the capacity to achieve or produce; strength or talent: The university's history faculty is noted for its intellectual horsepower.

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