Share this entry

Share this page

footbrake

Line breaks: foot|brake
Pronunciation: /ˈfʊtbreɪk
 
/

Definition of footbrake in English:

noun

A brake lever in a motor vehicle, which the driver operates by pressing down with their foot.
Example sentences
  • The guy had footbrakes, a parking brake, a gear selector and he still couldn't stop his car.
  • Turner uses a Winters shifter, and he leaves from 3,000 rpm against the footbrake and shifts at 8,000 rpm.
  • Take note if you have broad feet it is possible to dip the accelerator when going for the footbrake.

Words that rhyme with footbrake

muckrakeearache

Definition of footbrake in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

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 tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure