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brake 1

1. A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
2. Something that slows or stops action.
v. braked, brak·ing, brakes
To reduce the speed of with or as if with a brake.
1. To operate or apply a brake.
2. To be slowed or stopped by or as if by the operation of a brake.

[Early Modern English brake, bridle, curb (for a horse), perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, nose ring, curb, flax brake; see brake2.]

brake 2

1. A toothed device for crushing and beating flax or hemp.
2. A heavy harrow for breaking clods of earth.
3. An apparatus for kneading large amounts of dough.
4. A machine for bending and folding sheet metal.
tr.v. braked, brak·ing, brakes
1. To crush (flax or hemp) in a toothed device.
2. To break up (clods of earth) with a harrow.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch, from Middle Low German; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

brake 3

A lever or handle on a machine such as a pump.

[Middle English, from Old French brac, from oblique form of bras, arm; see bracer2.]

brake 4

1. Any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants.
2. Any of certain other ferns, such as bracken.

[Middle English, probably back-formation from braken; see bracken.]

brake 5

An area overgrown with dense brushwood, briers, and undergrowth; a thicket.

[Middle English, from Middle Low German; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

brake 6

n. also break
A high horse-drawn carriage with four wheels.
v. Archaic
A past tense of break.
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(Automotive Engineering)
a. the act or process of slowing or stopping a vehicle, wheel, shaft, etc, or for keeping it stationary, esp by means of friction
b. (as modifier): a braking system.
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A. N (Aut etc) → frenado m
B. CPD braking distance Ndistancia f de parada
braking power Npotencia f de freno
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nBremsen nt


braking distance
nBremsweg m
braking power
nBremskraft f
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1. nfrenatura
2. adj (distance, power) → di frenatura
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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If the car tends to pull to the right or left when braking, it indicates an issue with the braking system.
More perfect braking system also has an additional means braking force adjusting means and alarm devices, pressure protection devices.
In figure 1B, the S-cam has rotated as a result of the air brake actuator such that it presses the shoes that support the brake lining against the brake drum, resulting in increased friction and braking.