Definition of braking distance in English:

braking distance

Syllabification: brak·ing dis·tance


  • The approximate distance traveled before coming to a complete stop when the brakes are applied in a vehicle moving at a specified speed.
    More example sentences
    • The braking distance for a vehicle travelling at 100k is considerably longer than 54 yards.
    • Although the patent still needs the funding of a manufacturer, the prototype I used gave me consistently smoother stops and significantly shorter braking distances (up to 48% shorter than my standard brake on the same turf!).
    • The actual ‘stopping’ distance is therefore a combination of reaction distance and braking distance.

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