brake backing plate

A rigid metal (steel) plate, located inside the brake drum, on which the wheel cylinder, brake shoes, and other brake parts are mounted. The braking force applied to the shoes is absorbed by the backing plate.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • backplate — British term for brake backing plate …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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