a narrow metal cylinder, fixed to a rotating shaft or wheel, against which brake shoes or brake bands act.
Words nearby brake drum
Origin of brake drum
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for brake drum
the cast-iron drum attached to the hub of a wheel of a motor vehicle fitted with drum brakesSee also brake shoe
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