brakes, anti-lock

brakes, anti-lock
See anti-lock brakes.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • anti-lock — /an ti lokˈ/ adjective (of a braking system) designed to prevent the wheels of a vehicle locking when the brakes are applied ORIGIN: ↑anti (1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anti-lock braking system — An anti lock braking system (ABS, from German: Antiblockiersystem) is a safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to continue interacting tractively with the road surface as directed by driver steering inputs while braking,… …   Wikipedia

  • anti-lock — adjective Preventing from becoming stuck or jammed (i.e. locked). Especially applies to anti lock brakes which are designed to continue rotating for better steering control while slowing the vehicle, rather than locking and causing the car to… …   Wiktionary

  • brake, anti-lock — See anti lock brakes …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • anti-lock brake system — (ABS) Sometimes called anti skid brakes. A device which senses that one or more of the wheels are locking up during braking. It monitors the rotational speeds of the wheels and reduces hydraulic pressure to any wheel it senses locking up.It is… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • anti-lock — adjective (of brakes) designed so as to prevent the wheels locking and the vehicle skidding if applied suddenly …   English new terms dictionary

  • anti-lock — /ˈænti lɒk/ (say antee lok) adjective of or relating to brakes or braking systems in motor vehicles or aircraft which prevent the wheels from locking under fierce braking. See ABS1 …  

  • anti-skid — (ASBS) A computer controlled automotive device which senses when one or more of the wheels are locking up during braking. It eases up on the amount of hydraulic pressure to that wheel. It must be remembered that a wheel cannot be steered unless… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • lock brakes — See anti lock brakes …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brakes, antilock — See anti lock brakes …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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