brake lining


noun

the material, usually asbestos combined with other materials, used as the friction-producing element of a brake.

Origin of brake lining

First recorded in 1920–25
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  • The brake-lining which had been wished on her at Saddle Back was burnt out.

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British Dictionary definitions for brake lining

brake lining


noun

a curved thin strip of an asbestos composition riveted to a brake shoe to provide it with a renewable surface
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