antilock

antilock
adjective Date: 1970 being a braking system for a motor vehicle designed to keep the wheels from locking by electronically controlled pulsed application of the brake for each wheel

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  • antilock — an·ti·lock (ănʹtē lŏk , ănʹtī ) adj. Of or being a motor vehicle braking system that electronically monitors and adjusts individual wheel speeds during braking to prevent the wheels from locking. * * * …   Universalium

  • antilock — an·ti·lock …   English syllables

  • antilock — ˌ adjective Etymology: anti (I) + lock (III) : being a braking system for a motor vehicle designed to keep the wheels from locking by electronically controlled pulsed application of the brake for each wheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • antilock brake — /an tee lok , an tuy / a brake equipped with a computer controlled device that prevents the wheel from locking. [1985 1990] * * * …   Universalium

  • antilock brake — noun A brake fitted to some road vehicles to prevent skidding and improves control by sensing and compensating for overbraking …   Wiktionary

  • Antilock brake system — El ABS (del alemán Antiblockiersystem, sistema de antibloqueo) es un mecanismo utilizado en los aviones y en los vehículos automóviles, que evita que los neumáticos pierdan el contacto con la pista de aterrizaje o la calzada durante un proceso de …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • antilock braking system — an|ti|lock bra|king sys|tem [ ,ænti lak breıkıŋ ,sıstəm ] noun count a piece of equipment in a car that helps you to keep control of the car when you stop it quickly. The equipment is often simply called ABS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • antilock brake — an′ti•lock brake′ [[t]ˈæn tiˌlɒk, ˈæn taɪ [/t]] n. aum a brake equipped with a computer controlled device that prevents the wheel from locking • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • antilock brake — (ABS) See anti lock brake system …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • antilock brake — /an tee lok , an tuy / a brake equipped with a computer controlled device that prevents the wheel from locking. [1985 1990] …   Useful english dictionary

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