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foot brake

a brake that is operated by pressure on a foot pedal, as in an automobile. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He observed, however, that in rounding sharp turns in the road, Ruth steadied the car with her foot brake.

  • Though the driver applied the foot brake with quick stabs, the car went into a disastrous skid.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • Jerry slammed on the foot brake and the car came to a jerky halt at the curb.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
  • When the stage showed signs of coming ahead too fast Cal shoved the foot brake forward, at once checking the impetus.

  • At the same instant Barney closed the throttle, and threw all the weight of his body upon the foot brake.

    The Mad King Edgar Rice Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for foot brake

foot brake

a brake operated by applying pressure to a foot pedal Also called pedal brake
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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