brake wheel

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noun

(in a windmill) a bevel gearwheel rotating with the wind shaft.

Nearby words

  1. brake pad,
  2. brake parachute,
  3. brake pedal,
  4. brake shoe,
  5. brake van,
  6. brake-fade,
  7. brake-van,
  8. brakeage,
  9. brakeman,
  10. braker

Origin of brake wheel

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

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