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brake lining

the material, usually asbestos combined with other materials, used as the friction-producing element of a brake.
Origin of brake lining
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for brake lining
  • brake lining pad separated from the metal brake shoe.
  • The brake lining failed and was torn away from the brake drum.
  • The power screw clamps the disc or rotor between the brake lining pads of a caliper, similar to a large c-clamp.
  • The increase in rope brake effectiveness may be attributed to the grooves worn into the brake lining by the suspension ropes.
  • The refractories industry was the major consumer of crystalline graphite followed by brake lining manufacturers and lubricants.
  • For this type of drum, check that a visible amount of brake lining is showing.
  • All the brake lining thicknesses on both the tractor and trailer were within the acceptable limits.
  • The brake lining thicknesses were inspected and all were within the manufacturer's required specifications.
British Dictionary definitions for brake lining

brake lining

a curved thin strip of an asbestos composition riveted to a brake shoe to provide it with a renewable surface
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