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drum brake system
A brake in which the friction is caused by a set of shoes that press against the inner surface of a rotating drum.
(Automotive Engineering) a type of brake used on the wheels of vehicles, consisting of two pivoted shoes that rub against the inside walls of the brake drum when the brake is applied
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|Noun||1.||drum brake - hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe|
brake shoe, skid, shoe - a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation