brake band



a flexible strap, usually of steel, lined with a friction-producing material and tightened against a brake drum to produce a braking action.

Nearby words

  1. braird,
  2. braise,
  3. braising,
  4. brak,
  5. brake,
  6. brake drum,
  7. brake fade,
  8. brake fluid,
  9. brake horsepower,
  10. brake light Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for brake band

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

    Motor Truck Logging Methods|Frederick Malcolm Knapp
  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for brake band

brake band


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