Brake shoe meaning

Brake shoe definition

That part of the brake system , located at the wheels, upon which the brake lining is attached. There are usually two shoes (curved or arc-shaped pieces) in each wheel. When the wheel cylinders are actuated by hydraulic pressure they force the brake shoes apart and bring the lining into contact with the brake drum . In this way the car is slowed or stopped. On a bicycle , it is the metal part that holds a brake pad and is bolted to the end of a brake caliper . Also see Primary brake shoe .
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