from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A curved metal block that presses against and arrests the rotation of a wheel or brake drum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An element of a drum brake into which the friction-producing brake lining is attached.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the part of a brake against which the wheel rubs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of wood or metal fitted to a brake-block, or forming one piece with it, and serving as a rubber to retard, by friction with the wheel-tread or-tire, the movement of a wheel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
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