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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. 2016.
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  • The brake-lining which had been wished on her at Saddle Back was burnt out.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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