Definition of Brake failure

1. Noun. Brakes fail to stop a vehicle.

Generic synonyms: Breakdown, Equipment Failure

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brake Failure

brake band
brake bias
brake cylinder
brake disk
brake drum
brake failure (current term)
brake horsepower
brake horsepowers
brake light
brake lining
brake mean effective pressure
brake noodle
brake pad
brake pads
brake pedal
brake pedals
brake press
brake presses
brake shoe
brake shoes

Literary usage of Brake failure

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

1. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's Magazine by Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (1894)
"Who ever heard of a theory being advanced for an air brake failure that did not indict the engineer as the guilty party? If the engineers are receiving more ..."

2. Railway Reminiscences by George P. Neele (1904)
"There were various theories as to the cause of the brake failure, the general impression being that ice had formed in the cylinders of the brake pipes, ..."

3. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Direct Mail Advertising Association (1896)
"... and that was when there was an air brake failure, or a so-called failure and the engineer attributed the fault to the air brakes, that the engineer was ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... that the auxiliary reservoir air would leak past some of the triple valve pistons without actuating them and would thus cause a brake failure ; that, ..."

5. Putnam's Automobile Handbook: The Care and Management of the Modern Motor-car by Harry Clifford Brokaw, Charles Ackerman Starr (1918)
"Another cause of brake failure is due to the lining •wearing thin and allowing the copper rivets, with which it is fastened to the band, to come in contact ..."

6. Electric Railway Handbook: A Reference Book of Practice Data, Formulas and by Albert Sutton Richey, William Charles Greenough (1915)
"... double protection against delays to traffic, due to brake failure, since the pneumatic brake is always in reserve ready for use, if required; ..."

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