Definition of brake shoe in English:

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brake shoe

Pronunciation: /ˈbrāk ˌSHo͞o/


Either of the long curved blocks that press on the inside of the brake drum.
Example sentences
  • The position sensor is coupled to the brake shoe for sensing the position of the brake shoe with respect to the position sensor.
  • Let each car of company coal, upon being spotted on the coal chute ramp, be examined for brake shoes; if one brake shoe was new, let it be exchanged for a tender brake shoe on one's own power.
  • I've been through some of the brake shoe manufacturing facilities in China and India and it's absolutely shocking, the level of asbestos exposure the workers have there.

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Syllabification: brake shoe

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