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brake1 British & World English

A device for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle, typically by applying pressure to the wheels

brake2 British & World English

An open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels

brake3 British & World English

A toothed instrument used for crushing flax and hemp

brake5 British & World English

A coarse fern of warm and tropical countries, frequently having the fronds divided into long linear segments

brake6 British & World English

Archaic past of break.

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brake New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

device for slowing a vehicle

air brake British & World English

A brake worked by air pressure

brake pad British & World English

A thin block, typically one of a pair, which presses on to the disc in a disc brake

brake van British & World English

A railway carriage or wagon from which the train’s brakes can be controlled by the guard

rim brake British & World English

A brake acting on the rim of a wheel

brake block British & World English

A block of hard material pressed against the rim of a wheel to slow it down by friction, especially on a bicycle

brake disc British & World English

The disc attached to the wheel in a disc brake

brake drum British & World English

A broad, very short cylinder attached to a wheel, against which the brake shoes press in a drum brake

brake fluid British & World English

Fluid used in a hydraulic brake system

brake light British & World English

A red light at the back of a vehicle that is automatically illuminated when the brakes are applied

brake shoe British & World English

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

disc brake British & World English

A type of vehicle brake employing the friction of pads against a disc which is attached to the wheel

drum brake British & World English

A type of vehicle brake in which brake shoes press against the inside of a drum on the wheel

jake brake British & World English

An engine brake for truck diesel engines that cuts off fuel flow and interrupts the transfer of mechanical energy to the drive mechanism

brake lining British & World English

A layer of hard material attached to a brake shoe or brake pad to increase friction against the drum or disc

vacuum brake British & World English

A railway vehicle brake operated by changes in pressure in a continuous pipe which is generally kept exhausted of air by a pump and controls similar brakes throughout the train

brake horsepower British & World English

An imperial unit of power, equal to one horsepower but used only as a measure of the power available at the shaft of an engine

brake British & World English

A coarse fern of warm and tropical countries, frequently having the fronds divided into long linear segments

brake harrow in brake3 British & World English

A heavy machine formerly used in agriculture for breaking up large lumps of earth

brake fern in brake5 British & World English

A coarse fern of warm and tropical countries, frequently having the fronds divided into long linear segments

brake caliper in caliper British & World English

A motor-vehicle or bicycle brake consisting of two or more hinged components


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