coaster brake
noun Date: 1899 a brake in the hub of the rear wheel of a bicycle operated by reverse pressure on the pedals

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  • coaster brake — n a ↑brake on some types of bicycle that works by moving the ↑pedals backwards …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coaster brake — ☆ coaster brake n. a brake in the hub of the rear wheel of a bicycle, operated by reversing the pressure on the pedals: it also releases the wheel from the driving mechanism to permit free coasting …   English World dictionary

  • coaster brake — noun a brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals • Hypernyms: ↑brake • Part Holonyms: ↑bicycle, ↑bike, ↑wheel, ↑cycle * * * noun : a brake in the hub of the rear wheel of a bicycle that is applied by back pressure on the …   Useful english dictionary

  • coaster brake — coast′er brake n. trs a brake on the hub of the rear wheel of freewheel bicycles, operated by back pressure on the pedals • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • coaster brake — a brake on the hub of the rear wheel of freewheel bicycles, operated by back pressure on the pedals. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • coaster brake — noun (C) AmE a brake 1 on some types of bicycle that works by moving the pedals (pedal1 (1)) backwards …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • coaster brake — A braking system on a bicycle in which the rider stops pedalling forward (thus coasting) and pedals backward to engage the brake within the hub of the rear wheel …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Coaster — or Coasters may refer to: A beverage coaster on which to rest glasses of beverage A Furniture coaster Which stops wheeled furniture moving Coaster (San Diego), a regional rail service in San Diego County, California Coaster (album), by punk rock… …   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 run — A brake run on a roller coaster is any section of track meant to slow or stop a roller coaster train.[1] Brake runs may be located anywhere along the circuit of a coaster and may be designed to bring the train to a complete halt or to simply… …   Wikipedia

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