from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as brake-strap.


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  • The driver "guessed" that the brake-band was all gone, and that it would be dangerous to continue with it along mountain roads.

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  • When she came into the gas-smelling garage in Saddle Back she said appealingly to the man in charge, a serious, lip-puffing person of forty-five, "Was it safe to come in with the brake-band like that?"

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  • When Wilson's car had gone on, he went automatically about his preparations for the return trip -- lifted a seat cushion to investigate his own store of gasolene, replacing carefully the revolver he always carried under the seat and packed in waste to prevent its accidental discharge, lighted his lamps, examined a loose brake-band.


  • The principal uses of asbestos are in high-pressure packing in heat engines, in thermal and electrical insulation, in fire-proofing, and in brake-band linings.

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  • a brake-band peeping beyond the drum, in a ragged line of fabric and copper wire.

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