brake parachute

noun

a parachute attached to the rear of a vehicle and opened to assist brakingAlso called: brake chute, parachute brake, parabrake

Nearby words

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

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