hand brake

a brake operated by a hand lever. Compare caliper ( def 6 ).
(in an automobile) an emergency or parking brake operated by a hand lever.


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Example sentences
The device also has a hand brake, for maneuvering around obstacles.
The hand brake is easier to manipulate than the foot brake.
The pressure in the service line is controlled by the brake pedal and the
  trailer hand brake.
Each hand brake shall be so located that it can be safely operated while car is
  in motion.
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