effective horsepower

noun

: the net horsepower required to move a vehicle or boat that is the part of the total propelling engine horsepower that remains after deducting losses due to engine friction and propeller and other inefficiencies

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“Effective horsepower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effective%20horsepower. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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