drum brake

drum brake
noun Date: 1950 a brake that operates by the friction of usually a pair of shoes pressing against the inner surface of the cylinder of a rotating drum — compare disc brake

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Drum brake — A drum brake with the drum removed as used on the rear wheel of a car or truck. Note that in this installation, a cable operated parking brake uses the service shoes …   Wikipedia

  • drum brake — noun hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe • Hypernyms: ↑hydraulic brake, ↑hydraulic brakes • Part Meronyms: ↑brake drum, ↑drum, ↑brake shoe, ↑shoe, ↑skid …   Useful english dictionary

  • drum brake — A type of brake using a shallow drum shaped metal cylinder that attaches to the inner surface of the wheel and rotates with it. When you press down on the brake pedal, curved brake shoes with friction linings press against the inner circumference …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • drum brake — /ˈdrʌm breɪk/ (say drum brayk) noun a brake, the operation of which involves a brake drum …   Australian English dictionary

  • drum brake — Auto. a brake system in which a pair of brake shoes can be pressed against the inner surface of a shallow metal drum that is rigidly attached to a wheel. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • drum brake — noun A form of brake in which friction is applied by pads to the inner surface of a rotating cylinder (the brake drum) connected directly to a wheel …   Wiktionary

  • Twin leading drum brake — The twin leading drum brake design is typically found on the front of automobiles. Its advantage is that it provides maximum possible retardation in its intended direction of travel, i.e. forwards. Everything else being equal, it is more powerful …   Wikipedia

  • Leading/trailing drum brake — The leading/trailing drum brake design is typically found on the the rear of automobiles, though it has appeared on the front of some older models such as the Bedford CA. [Bedford CA service training manual 1959] Its advantage is that is equally… …   Wikipedia

  • double anchor drum brake — See leading/trailing drum brake …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • duo-servo drum brake — A type of self energizing drum brake that has servo action in both forward and reverse …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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