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drum brake

noun, Automotive.
1.
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
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for drum-brake

drum brake

noun
1.
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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