Brake meaning

Brake definition

The mechanism that converts motion (kinetic energy) into heat energy through friction. The most common instance is found in the wheels of cars where the brake shoes or disc pads are designed to press against the brake drum or brake disc . Also see Anti-lock brake system , bonded brake lining , Cantilever brakes , Dual brakes , Emergency brake , Hub brake , Inboard brakes , Jake brake , Juice brakes , Mechanical brakes , Parking brake , Power brakes , Primary brake shoe , Primary forward brake shoe , Prony brake , Rim brake , Rollercam brakes , Self-energizing brake shoe , Servo action brakes , and U-brakes

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