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brake band

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noun
  1. a flexible strap, usually of steel, lined with a friction-producing material and tightened against a brake drum to produce a braking action.
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Examples from the Web for brake band

Historical Examples

  • The diaphragm is directly connected to the brake-band lever.

    Motor Truck Logging Methods

    Frederick Malcolm Knapp

  • She noted the edge of a brake-band peeping beyond the drum, in a ragged line of fabric and copper wire.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis

  • The driver "guessed" that the brake-band was all gone, and that it would be dangerous to continue with it along mountain roads.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis


British Dictionary definitions for brake band

brake band

noun
  1. a strip of fabric, leather, or metal tightened around a pulley or shaft to act as a brake
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