self-energizing
adjective Date: 1931 containing means for augmentation of power within itself <
a self-energizing brake
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  • self-energizing — See self energizing brake shoe servo brake …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • self-energizing — /self en euhr juy zing/, adj. giving rise to energy or power from within itself or oneself; capable of generating energy or power automatically. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-energizing — /self en euhr juy zing/, adj. giving rise to energy or power from within itself or oneself; capable of generating energy or power automatically. [1930 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-energizing brake — See single anchor self energizing brake …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • self-energizing action — The action of a rotating brake drum that increases the application pressure of the brake shoe(s) …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • self-energizing brake shoe — A brake shoe (sometimes both shoes) that when applied develops a wedging action that actually assists or boosts the braking force applied by the wheel cylinder. Also see primary brake shoe …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • self-energizing brake — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a brake that contains within itself some means (as the wrapping action in a band brake) for augmenting the power imparted to it by the pressure on the brake pedal …   Useful english dictionary

  • single-anchor self-energizing brake — A type of servo brake where both shoes pivot about one fixed point …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • self-en|er|giz|ing — «SEHLF EHN uhr JY zihng», adjective. energizing oneself or itself; generating energy or power automatically: »a self energizing dynamo …   Useful english dictionary

  • energizing — See self energizing …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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