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emergency brake

noun
1.
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).
2.
any brake meant to stop a vehicle in an emergency.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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