Definition of Brake cylinder
1. Noun. A cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston.
Generic synonyms: Cylinder, Piston Chamber
Group relationships: Hydraulic Brake, Hydraulic Brakes
Lexicographical Neighbors of Brake Cylinder
Literary usage of Brake cylinder
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The high brake cylinder emergency pressure thus realized, and the maintenance of the full brake cylinder pressure throughout the stop (possible because the ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Л brake-cylinder is fixed near each secondary re- -"••'.:, and the charge enters the cylinder at the middle of its length between the pistons ..."
3. The Car-builder's Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which by Master Car-Builders' Association, Matthias Nace Forney, Arthur Mellen Wellington, Leander Garey, Calvin A. Smith (1906)
"They transmit the pressure on the brake cylinder piston from one brake lever to another ... On passenger cars the brake cylinder is fitted with two heads, ..."
4. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1911)
"The principal parts, clearly seen in the figure, are: The motor-compressor, the compressed-air reservoir, the brake cylinder, and the operating (or ..."
5. Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice by American Railway Association, Master Car Builders' Association, Mechanical Division, Association of American Railroads (1903)
"Upon passenger cars and locomotives the brake cylinder is fitted with two heads, while in the freight brake the auxiliary reservoir and brake cylinder are ..."
6. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1913)
"When the brake cylinder pressure has blown down to 60 pounds, the port will be closed, shutting off further escape of brake cylinder pressure to the ..."