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Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • 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

  • parking brake — noun a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage • Syn: ↑hand brake, ↑emergency, ↑emergency brake • Hypernyms: ↑brake • Part Holonyms: ↑motor vehicle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brake — 1. noun /bɹeɪk/ a) A device used to slow or stop a vehicle, by friction; often installed on the wheels, then often in the plural. A barking sound the Shepherd hears …   Wiktionary

  • Parking lot — (called a car park in Australia and the UK) is a cleared area that is more or less level and is intended for parking vehicles. Usually, the term refers to a dedicated area that has been provided with a durable or semi durable surface. In most… …   Wikipedia

  • parking brake — parking .brake n AmE a piece of equipment in a car which prevents it from moving when it is parked British Equivalent: handbrake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • parking brake lever — [1] A lever inside the drum brake which spreads the brake shoes outward; the long end is connected to the parking brake cable, the opposite end to one brake shoe and to a push bar which acts on the other shoe. [2] A lever inside the passenger… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Parking pawl — A parking pawl is a device fitted to a car s automatic transmission that locks up the transmission. It is engaged when the shift selector is placed in the Park position, which is always the first position (topmost on a column shift, frontmost on… …   Wikipedia

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

  • parking brake — manual brake, brake in a car used when parking, hand brake …   English contemporary dictionary

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