Definition of jake brake in English:

jake brake

Syllabification: jake brake

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

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

Origin

1980s: from the Jacobs Company, who invented the most common implementation of the technology that the brake is based on.

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