Definition of Brakes

1. Noun. A braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle.

Exact synonyms: Brake System
Generic synonyms: Brake
Terms within: Brake Band, Brake Light, Stoplight
Specialized synonyms: Hydraulic Brake, Hydraulic Brakes
Group relationships: Automotive Vehicle, Motor Vehicle



Definition of Brakes

1. Noun. (plural of brake) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of brake) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brakes

1. brake [v] - See also: brake

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brakes

brake pedal
brake pedals
brake press
brake presses
brake shoe
brake shoes
brake system
brakeage
brakeages
braked
brakeless
brakemaker
brakemakers
brakeman
brakemen
brakes (current term)
brakeshoe
brakeshoes
brakesman
brakier
brakiest
braking
braking distance
braking distances
braks
braless
bralessness
bralette
bralettes

Literary usage of Brakes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1909)
"Air brakes MOTIVE POWER AND EQUIPMENT proportion the brake pressure to the ... 89503 E. An Early and Thorough Test of Continuous brakes in England. ..."

2. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1878)
"The pressure upon the brakes is limited by the weight on the wheels fitted with ... The teats marked A were on stopping trains by tender and van brakes only ..."

3. Self-propelled Vehicles: A Practical Treatise on the Theory, Construction by James Edward Homans (1910)
"ON THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF brakes ON MOTOR CARRIAGES. General Requirements in brakes.—An important subject in connection with the construction and ..."

4. Transactions by England Society of Engineers (London, Society of Engineers (London, England), Royal Historical Society (London), Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett (1880)
"HYDRAULIC CONTINUOUS AND AUTOMATIC brakes. By EDWARD D. BARKER. Railway brakes have been actuated by mechanical means, by steam, by compressed air, ..."

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