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emergency brake

Also called parking brake. a special brake used to prevent a motor vehicle from rolling after it has stopped or been parked.
Compare brake1 (def 1).
any brake meant to stop a vehicle in an emergency.
Origin of emergency brake
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Some trailers use an air applied emergency brake system and some trailers use spring brakes as the emergency brake system.
  • All vehicles shall have a service brake system, an emergency brake system, and a parking brake system.
  • The emergency brake system shall be applied and released, and be capable of modulation, by means of the service brake control.
  • Air brakes are really three different braking systems: service brake, parking brake, and emergency brake.
  • The emergency brake system uses parts of the service and parking brake systems to stop the vehicle in a brake system failure.
  • He then attempted to apply the emergency brake but, there was still no braking.
  • The drive bull-wheel has an emergency brake directly behind the bull-wheel, a service brake, and an anti-rollback device.
  • The emergency brake handle has been designed not to take up space, and it can be a grab handle, and that works too.
  • The examiner must be able to reach the vehicle's emergency brake or foot brake.
  • The emergency brake control lever was located on the center console in the operator's compartment.

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