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brake band

a flexible strap, usually of steel, lined with a friction-producing material and tightened against a brake drum to produce a braking action. Unabridged
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  • The boom hoist slipped due to improper band adjustment and an oily residue, which was found on the surface of the brake band.
  • When the brake pedal is depressed, the brake booster applies the brake by contracting the brake band smoothly.
  • The whip line brake was examined and found to be fully functional, but grease was found on the inside edge of the brake band.
  • After disengaging the brake band for inspection the whip line started to free fall.
British Dictionary definitions for brake band

brake band

a strip of fabric, leather, or metal tightened around a pulley or shaft to act as a brake
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