the action of a brake or set of brakes, as in stopping a vehicle.
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a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle or other moving mechanism by the absorption or transfer of the energy of momentum, usually by means of friction. brakes, the drums, shoes, tubes, levers, etc., making up such a device on a vehicle. anything that has a slowing or stopping effect. Also called brakeman. a member […]