parking brake

parking brake
noun Date: 1930 emergency brake

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • parking brake — parking .brake n AmE a piece of equipment in a car which prevents it from moving when it is parked British Equivalent: handbrake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parking brake — noun a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage • Syn: ↑hand brake, ↑emergency, ↑emergency brake • Hypernyms: ↑brake • Part Holonyms: ↑motor vehicle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • parking brake — manual brake, brake in a car used when parking, hand brake …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parking brake — A brake system meant to keep an aircraft from rolling when it is parked. A parking catch may be fitted on normal (usually hand) brakes to convert them into parking brakes …   Aviation dictionary

  • parking brake — Hand or foot operated brake which prevents vehicle movement while parked by locking rear wheels, or transmission output shaft. One type applies the rear brake shoes by mechanical means and the other type applies a brake band to a brake drum… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • parking brake — park′ing brake n. aum emergency brake • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • parking brake — Auto. See emergency brake. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • parking brake — noun A brake in a vehicle that can be set to avoid the vehicle rolling down a hill. Syn: handbrake …   Wiktionary

  • parking brake lever — [1] A lever inside the drum brake which spreads the brake shoes outward; the long end is connected to the parking brake cable, the opposite end to one brake shoe and to a push bar which acts on the other shoe. [2] A lever inside the passenger… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • parking brake pedal — foot operated pedal for the parking brake …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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