Share this entry

brake shoe Line breaks: brake shoe

Definition of brake shoe in English:


A long curved block, typically one of a pair, which presses on to the drum in a drum brake.
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.

Definition of brake shoe in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
a stupid person