brake-shoe

brake shoe

noun
1.
a rigid plate, usually of steel in the shape of an arc of a cylinder, coated on the outside of its curved surface with a friction-producing material and tightened against the inside of a brake drum to produce a braking action.
2.
(on a bicycle) one of two metal blocks holding rubber pads that, when the hand brake is activated, press against the rotating wheel to produce a braking action. Compare caliper ( def 6 ).
Also called shoe.


Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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brake shoe
 
n
1.  the curved metal casting to which the brake lining is riveted in a drum brake
2.  the curved metal casting together with the attached brake lining

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