the fluid used in a brake system to transmit pressure from the brake pedal to the pistons at each wheel, producing the braking action.
an oily liquid used to transmit pressure in a hydraulic brake or clutch system
the horsepower made available by an engine or turbine for driving machinery other than itself, as measured by a dynamometer. noun the rate at which an engine does work, expressed in horsepower. It is measured by the resistance of an applied brake bhp
a taillight that lights up as the driver of a vehicle steps on the brake pedal to slow down or stop. noun a red light attached to the rear of a motor vehicle that lights up when the brakes are applied, serving as a warning to following drivers Also called stoplight
the material, usually asbestos combined with other materials, used as the friction-producing element of a brake. Historical Examples Free Air Sinclair Lewis noun a curved thin strip of an asbestos composition riveted to a brake shoe to provide it with a renewable surface
a railroad worker who assists the conductor in the operation of a train. brake1 (def 4). Historical Examples Jack Ranger’s Gun Club Clarence Young Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin Ralph, the Train Dispatcher Allen Chapman Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin Song of the Lark Willa […]