brake system

Definitions of brake system
  1. noun
    a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle
    synonyms: brakes
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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
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    brake
    a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
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