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dead man's handle

Saltos de línea: dead man's han¦dle
(also dead man's pedal)

Definición de dead man's handle en inglés:

sustantivo

(In a train) a lever which acts as a safety device by shutting off power when not held in place by the driver.
Example sentences
  • Similarly, although technology abounds, the system that appears to get most usage - the ‘dead man's handle’ in trains - is said to be far from minimising the risk associated with becoming tired on the job.
  • It is NOT a stand alone device intended to be used as a ‘dead man's handle’; that is in a similar manner to the systems used in the rail industry to stop the locomotive in the event that the operator becomes incapable for any reason.
  • He made frantic attempts to find some sort of ‘dead man's handle’ with which to shut the machine down and drop the platform, but could not.

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Pronunciación: vɪˈdʒɛsɪm(ə)l
adjective
relating to or based on the number twenty