brake lining



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

Nearby words

  1. brake drum,
  2. brake fade,
  3. brake fluid,
  4. brake horsepower,
  5. brake light,
  6. brake pad,
  7. brake parachute,
  8. brake pedal,
  9. brake shoe,
  10. brake van

Origin of brake lining

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for brake lining

  • The brake-lining which had been wished on her at Saddle Back was burnt out.

    Free Air|Sinclair Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for brake lining

brake lining


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