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brake band a lined, flexible, usu. steel band around a brake drum, which, when tightened, creates the friction of a braking action.
brake pedal a device in a vehicle that you push with your foot in order to slow or stop the vehicle.
brake shoe a curved plate of lined metal that creates friction when pressed against a wheel or brake drum, creating a braking action.
coaster brake a brake on freewheeling bicycles operated by reverse pressure on the pedals.
disc brake a brake that operates by use of pressure exerted from two fixed pads against a rotating disc, as in an automobile.
foot brake any brake requiring pressure of the foot, as in an automobile and on some bicycles.
rock brake any of various related ferns that grow in rocky soil.