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hand brake

n.
A brake, such as a parking brake or a bicycle brake, that is operated with the hand.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hand brake - a brake operated by handhand brake - a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
brake - a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
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The silver Mercedes vehicle's hand brake failed, causing it to roll down High Street and collide with the popular landmark, ripping it out of the ground.
Once halfway up the hill, you were supposed to stop the car and switch the engine off and engage the hand brake.
The child got out of her seat and released the hand brake, the car then rolled forward into the electricity box.
Shimona Leanne Blacker I was watching a silver foreign plated car driving super fast all around the park doing hand brake turns with three men in the car!
Bringing up the rear of trains running over the route from Penshaw to Sunderland, guards would use the brake van's hand brake to control the speed of trains and ensure a smooth journey.
High traction pneumatic wheels (two drive and two passive) traverse rough surfaces and stop when the hand brake is applied.
Mrs Thomas, who first started teaching 76 years ago, has never needed to advertise and never used a dual-control car - she just relies on the hand brake.
But there were a few things that I didn't like, such as the hand brake - probably because it took me 10 minutes to find it...on the floor.
"It takes about three minutes to set each hand brake," Pilon said.
Sgt Dewi Jones said: "From enquiries conducted so far we believe someone either tried to steal the Nissan or deliberately set the hand brake off to cause the vehicle to collide with the parked Astra."
The education is slowly moving in the wrong direction and if the hand brake is not lifted in time, the entire education system will go off the track.