Definition of handbrake in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)breɪk/


chiefly British
A brake operated by hand, used to hold an already stationary vehicle: she drew up beside the road and pulled on the handbrake
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  • Policemen allegedly pursued looting suspects, leaving the handbrake off and the vehicle out of gear.
  • The operation of the handbrake, steering, brake and clutch oozes quality, and the fittings are impressive.
  • Turn off the ignition of vehicles and put the handbrakes on.
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