the material, usually asbestos combined with other materials, used as the friction-producing element of a brake.
Free Air Sinclair Lewis
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 […]
a thin block of friction-producing material that presses against a vehicle’s brake disc or rotor to enable the wheel to stop. noun the flat metal casting, together with the bound friction material, in a disc brake
noun a parachute attached to the rear of a vehicle and opened to assist braking Also called brake chute, parachute brake, parabrake
the pedal used by the driver of a vehicle to operate the brakes. Historical Examples The Grafters Francis Lynde The Grafters Francis Lynde