brake shoes

brake shoes
The components of a drum brake assembly that are surfaced with brake lining and forced against the brake drum to generate friction

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  • brake pads — plural noun The friction material in a disc brake, corresponding to the brake shoes in a drum brake • • • Main Entry: ↑brake …   Useful english dictionary

  • brake drum — n. 1. a heavy metal covering fitted over an automotive brake assembly and fastened to the axle: used in a braking system (drum brakes) in which internal brake shoes are pushed outward to contact the spinning drum from the inside: see DISC BRAKE 2 …   English World dictionary

  • brake drum — brake′ drum n. aum a narrow metal cylinder, fixed to a rotating shaft or wheel, against which brake shoes or brake bands act • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • brake drum — ► NOUN ▪ a broad, short cylinder attached to a wheel, against which the brake shoes press to cause braking …   English terms dictionary

  • Brake fade — Vehicle braking system fade, or brake fade is the reduction in stopping power that can occur after repeated application of the brakes, especially in high load or high speed conditions. Brake fade can be a factor in any vehicle that utilizes a… …   Wikipedia

  • brake drum — noun a hollow cast iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes • Syn: ↑drum • Hypernyms: ↑cylinder • Part Holonyms: ↑drum brake * * * noun : a revolving cylinder on the wheel of a vehicle or the revolving part of an engine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • brake shoe — That part of the brake system, located at the wheels, upon which the brake lining is attached. There are usually two shoes (curved or arc shaped pieces) in each wheel. When the wheel cylinders are actuated by hydraulic pressure they force the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake — 01. He crashed into a tree during his driving test when he stepped on the gas instead of the [brake] by accident. 02. When the child ran out into the street, he jammed his foot on the [brake] just in time. 03. Make sure you put the emergency… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • brake band — A band, faced with brake lining, that encircles a brake drum, it is used on several parking brake installations. It differs from brake shoes in that brake shoes squeezes against the inside surface of a drum while a brake band squeezes against the …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake — [1] To slow down a vehicle. [2] The mechanism that converts motion (kinetic energy) into heat energy through friction. The most common instance is found in the wheels of cars where the brake shoes or disc pads are designed to press against the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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