- a brake that is operated by pressure on a foot pedal, as in an automobile.
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Examples from the Web for foot brake
"I'll try," returned the youth, and jammed down the foot-brake as hard as he could.Dave Porter At Bear Camp
Every time he touched the foot-brake, she could feel the strain in the tendons of her own ankle.
Only it turned out to be the foot-brake after all, and we stopped dead, and skidded into a ditch.Mike
P. G. Wodehouse
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
She was running in neutral, the great car coasting, while she tried to slow it by jamming down the foot-brake.
- a brake operated by applying pressure to a foot pedalAlso called: pedal brake
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