Definition of shooting brake in English:

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shooting brake

Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͞odiNG ˌbrāk/


British dated
A station wagon.
Example sentences
  • In Scotland ‘brake clubs’ were organised to follow the Glasgow teams, using shooting brakes draped with portraits of players.
  • The family never takes holidays abroad, though they do go to the seaside in a shooting brake.
  • For about £300,000, for example, you could transform the £112,000 Bentley Continental GT into an exclusive 1920s-style ‘shooting brake’ estate.

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Syllabification: shoot·ing brake

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