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drum brake

noun, Automotive.
a brake system in which a pair of brake shoes can be pressed against the inner surface of a shallow metal drum that is rigidly attached to a wheel.
Origin of drum brake
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for drum brake
  • In your question, you have mixed up parts of a disk brake system with parts of a drum brake system.
  • Pads are part of the a disk brake, and the drum is part of a drum brake.
  • These accidents occurred on counterweighted hoisting systems when the mechanical drum brake failed while the cage was empty.
  • drum brake linings shall be securely attached to brake shoes.
  • The truck park brake was an air released spring applied drum brake in the driveline of the truck.
  • Also, the exposed friction surfaces are more sensitive to contamination and moisture than are drum brake surfaces.
  • The service brake system consisted of a cam-operated, air-applied, expanding shoe type drum brake at each wheel.
  • The park brake system consisted of a manually applied drum brake on the driveline.
  • The parking brake was a manually applied shoe drum brake on the output side of the transmission.
  • The park brake was a shoe drum brake mounted on the output shaft of the transmission.
British Dictionary definitions for drum brake

drum brake

a type of brake used on the wheels of vehicles, consisting of two pivoted shoes that rub against the inside walls of the brake drum when the brake is applied
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