brake lock


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  • wheel and brake lock — See steering wheel and brake lock …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • steering wheel and brake lock — An anti theft device in the form of an extendable steel rod that engages in a spoke of the steering wheel and the brake or clutch pedal; when locked, neither wheel nor pedal can be operated …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • lock — [1] A fastening device which closes and opens by the use of a key. [2] A steering term describing the amount by which the wheels of a vehicle are able to turn. See steering lock and lock to lock. [3] An obstruction such as a air lock or vapor… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Brake fade — Vehicle braking system fade, or brake fade is the reduction in stopping power that can occur after repeated application of the brakes, especially in high load or high speed conditions. Brake fade can be a factor in any vehicle that utilizes a… …   Wikipedia

  • Brake-by-wire — Drive by wire technology in automotive industry replaces the traditional mechanical and hydraulic control systems with electronic control systems using electromechanical actuators and human machine interfaces such as pedal and steering feel… …   Wikipedia

  • brake — [1] To slow down a vehicle. [2] The mechanism that converts motion (kinetic energy) into heat energy through friction. The most common instance is found in the wheels of cars where the brake shoes or disc pads are designed to press against the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Brake — A brake is a device for slowing or stopping the motion of a machine or vehicle, or alternatively a device to restrain it from starting to move again. The kinetic energy lost by the moving part is usually translated to heat by friction.… …   Wikipedia

  • Brake wheel — Wheel Wheel (hw[=e]l), n. [OE. wheel, hweol, AS. hwe[ o]l, hweogul, hweowol; akin to D. wiel, Icel. hv[=e]l, Gr. ky klos, Skr. cakra; cf. Icel. hj[=o]l, Dan. hiul, Sw. hjul. [root]218. Cf. {Cycle}, {Cyclopedia}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A circular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brake — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ defective, faulty ▪ front, rear ▪ emergency (AmE), foot (usually footbrake), hand …   Collocations dictionary

  • brake — brake1 [breık] n 1.) a piece of equipment that makes a vehicle go more slowly or stop ▪ Test your brakes after driving through water. ▪ Moira slammed on the brakes (=use them suddenly and with a lot of force) and skidded to a halt. ▪ I managed to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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