Definition of Airbrake

1. Noun. A small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft.

Exact synonyms: Dive Brake
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint



2. Noun. A vehicular brake that operates by compressed air; especially for heavy vehicles.
Group relationships: Automotive Vehicle, Motor Vehicle
Generic synonyms: Power Brake

Definition of Airbrake

1. Noun. A brake (slowing device) that is operated pneumatically (by air pressure). ¹

2. Noun. A moving part of an aircraft wing to reduce lift and airspeed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Airbrake

airbills
airblast
airblasts
airblown
airboat
airboats
airborne
airborne infection
airborne patrol
airborne radioactivity
airborne transmission
airbornes
airbound
airbox
airboxes
airbrake (current term)
airbrakes
airbrasive technique
airbreather
airbreathers
airbreathing
airbreathing catfish
airbrick
airbricks
airbridge
airbridges
airbrush
airbrushed
airbrusher
airbrushers

Literary usage of Airbrake

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1. Industrial Magazine (1907)
""The airbrake was ushered into actual use in most dramatic fashion. ... The formal time for the trial of the airbrake had not come, but the brake was there, ..."

2. Hearings Before the Committee .. [February 19, 20, 22, March 15, 17, 1904 by United States Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, United States 58th Congress, 2d session, 1903-1904. House. [from old catalog] (1904)
"If our driving brake is out of repair, and your water brake out of repair, you could still use the airbrake ( Mr. FULLER. If any one of these parts of the ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1907)
"Separate titles: The airbrake, its construction and working; Supplement to The airbrake; Building and repairing railways; Cars, their construction, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1908)
"Application of the airbrake to slow down a train would under such circumstances reduce or destroy the braking power of the motors unless their controllers ..."

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