Definition of brake block in English:

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brake block

Pronunciation: /ˈbrāk ˌbläk/

noun

A block of hard material pressed against the rim of a wheel to slow it down by friction, typically one of a pair made of hardened rubber used on a bicycle.
Example sentences
  • When I got to work I did a final QA of the bike and found that a front brake block was loose and I had been cycling with the brakes on.
  • That is all good, but for an extra $25 you can get XT brakes that are stronger, use cartridge brake pads instead of the LX solid brake blocks and weigh the same.
  • She took a look at my bike for me, because she's good with things like that, and we ended up giving it new brake blocks and a new front tyre.

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Syllabification: brake block

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