brake system

Definitions of brake system
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n a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle

Synonyms:
brakes
Types:
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hydraulic brake, hydraulic brakes
brake system in which a brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder; brake fluid then applies great force to the brake pads or shoes
disc brake, disk brake
hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to both sides of a spinning disk by the brake pads
drum brake
hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe
foot brake
hydraulic brake operated by pressing on a foot pedal
Type of:
brake
a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

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