emergency brake

emergency brake
A braking system which is independent of the main hydraulic system. It can be used to slow or stop the vehicle if the primary brakes fail, or to hold the vehicle stationary though the brake pedal is not depressed. It usually consists of a foot pedal or hand lever that actuates either front or rear brakes mechanically through a series of cables and linkages. It is also called the "parking brake" or E-brake.

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  • Emergency brake — An emergency brake is a separate brake system in a vehicle for use in case of failure of the regular (hydraulic or air) brakes and commonly used as a parking brake in automobiles. * For road vehicles, see Hand brake * For trains, see Emergency… …   Wikipedia

  • emergency brake — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms emergency brake : singular emergency brake plural emergency brakes American a handbrake in a car …   English dictionary

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  • emergency brake — noun a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage • Syn: ↑hand brake, ↑emergency, ↑parking brake • Hypernyms: ↑brake • Part Holonyms: ↑motor vehicle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • emergency brake — 1. Also called parking brake. a special brake used to prevent a motor vehicle from rolling after it has stopped or been parked. Cf. brake1 (def. 1). 2. any brake meant to stop a vehicle in an emergency. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • emergency brake — e mergency ,brake noun count AMERICAN the piece of equipment in a car that you use for preventing the car from moving when it is parked, or in an emergency. The brake that you usually use for stopping the car is called the foot brake …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • emergency brake — noun A brake which can be used by passengers in a vehicle to stop in event of an emergency …   Wiktionary

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