hand-brake
handbrake hand"brake`, hand-brake hand"-brake` . a brake operated by hand, used to stop a vehicle or keep it stationary; it usually operates by a mechanical linkage.

Syn: handbrake, emergency, emergency brake, parking brake. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Hand brake — Hand brake. См. Ручные вальцы. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Hand brake — In cars, the hand brake (also known as the emergency brake, e brake, park brake, slide stick or parking brake) is a latching brake usually used to keep the car stationary. Automobile e brakes usually consist of a cable (usually adjustable for… …   Wikipedia

  • hand brake — noun a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑emergency, ↑emergency brake, ↑parking brake • Hypernyms: ↑brake • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand brake — brake that is operated manually …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hand brake — 1. a brake operated by a hand lever. Cf. caliper (def. 6). 2. (in an automobile) an emergency or parking brake operated by a hand lever. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • hand brake — noun Date: 1854 an emergency brake operated by a hand lever …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hand brake — see handbrake …   English dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • brake shoe — noun a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel s rotation • Syn: ↑shoe, ↑skid • Derivationally related forms: ↑skid (for: ↑skid) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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