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foot brake

noun
1.
a brake that is operated by pressure on a foot pedal, as in an automobile.
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  • He had the foot-brake well down, and now he threw in the emergency as well.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • "I'll try," returned the youth, and jammed down the foot-brake as hard as he could.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • The foot-brake was already down, and from the rear wheels came a shrill squeaking, as the bands gripped the hubs.

    Dave Porter and the Runaways Edward Stratemeyer
  • Only it turned out to be the foot-brake after all, and we stopped dead, and skidded into a ditch.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • Every time he touched the foot-brake, she could feel the strain in the tendons of her own ankle.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • She was running in neutral, the great car coasting, while she tried to slow it by jamming down the foot-brake.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • But he had hardly got under full headway before he shut off the gasoline and got busy with the foot-brake.

    Motor Matt's Mystery Stanley R. Matthews
  • I know that one of these levers is to steer by, that another lets loose the power, and that there is a foot-brake.

British Dictionary definitions for foot-brake

foot brake

noun
1.
a brake operated by applying pressure to a foot pedal Also called pedal brake
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