disc brake
noun Date: 1904 a brake that operates by the action of a frictional material pressed against the sides of a rotating disc by a caliper

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  • disc brake — disc′ brake n. aum a brake system in which a disc attached to a wheel is slowed by the friction of brake pads being pressed against the disc by a caliper • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • disc brake — n. a brake, as on an automobile, that functions by causing two friction pads to press on either side of a disc rotating along with the wheel …   English World dictionary

  • Disc brake — Close up of a disc brake on a car On automobiles, disc brakes are often located with …   Wikipedia

  • disc brake — noun hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to both sides of a spinning disk by the brake pads • Syn: ↑disk brake • Hypernyms: ↑hydraulic brake, ↑hydraulic brakes • Part Meronyms: ↑brake disk, ↑brake pad * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • disc brake — A type of brake that has two basic components: a flat rotor (disc) that turns with the wheel and a caliper that is stationary. When the brake pedal is depressed, linkage (mechanical or hydraulic) causes the caliper to force its heat resistant… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • disc brake — Auto. a brake system in which a disc attached to a wheel is slowed by the friction of brake pads being pressed against the disc by a caliper. Also, disk brake. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • disc brake — noun a type of vehicle brake employing the friction of pads against a disc attached to the wheel …   English new terms dictionary

  • disc brake — /ˈdɪsk breɪk/ (say disk brayk) noun a brake, commonly used on the road wheels of motor vehicles and the landing wheels of aircraft, in which friction is obtained by the action of pads on a flat disc attached to the rotating part to be slowed down …   Australian English dictionary

  • disc brake — noun A type of brake where the friction is produced by brake pads which are pressed against a disk …   Wiktionary

  • disc brake gauge — A tool for measuring the thickness, wear, and score depth on brake discs …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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