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A curved metal block that presses against and arrests the rotation of a wheel or brake drum.
nSometimes shortened to: shoe
1. (Automotive Engineering) the curved metal casting to which the brake lining is riveted in a drum brake
2. (Automotive Engineering) the curved metal casting together with the attached brake lining
1. a rigid curved plate, usu. of steel coated with a friction-producing material, tightened against the inside of a brake drum to produce a braking action.
2. (on a bicycle) a metal block holding a rubber pad, pressed against a rotating wheel to produce a braking action.Also called shoe.
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|Noun||1.||brake shoe - a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation|
brake lining - the lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum
drum brake - hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe