shaft horsepower

noun

Definition of shaft horsepower

: horsepower transmitted by an engine shaft

Examples of shaft horsepower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Zubrs are each equipped with five gas turbine engines each generating 12,100 shaft horsepower. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Russian Hovercraft Comes Loaded With Gatling Guns," 21 July 2020 One likely upgrade is the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine, which would increase the Apache’s horsepower to a total of 6,000 shaft horsepower. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Boeing Has a Plan to Keep the Apache Flying Into the 2060s," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of shaft horsepower

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Shaft horsepower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shaft%20horsepower. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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