a brake operated by a hand lever.
Compare (def 6).
(in an automobile) an emergency or parking brake operated by a hand lever.
- Handbrake turn
noun 1. a turn sharply reversing the direction of a vehicle by speedily applying the handbrake while turning the steering wheel
[hand-bredth, -bretth] /ˈhændˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ/ noun 1. a unit of linear measure from 2½ to 4 inches (6.4 to 10 cm). /ˈhændˌbrɛtθ; -ˌbrɛdθ/ noun 1. the width of a hand used as an indication of length a measure of four fingers, equal to about four inches (Ex. 25:25; 37:12; Ps. 39:5, etc.).
- H and c
abbreviation 1. hot and cold (water) noun phrase A mixture of heroin and cocaine; hot and cold, speedball (1960s+ Narcotics)
[hand-kahr] /ˈhændˌkɑr/ noun 1. a small railroad or platform on four wheels propelled by a mechanism worked by , used on some railroads for inspecting tracks and transporting workers.