coaster brake

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noun

a brake on the hub of the rear wheel of freewheel bicycles, operated by back pressure on the pedals.

Nearby words

  1. coastal,
  2. coastal plain,
  3. coastally,
  4. coasteering,
  5. coaster,
  6. coastguard,
  7. coastguardsman,
  8. coasting lead,
  9. coasting trade,
  10. coasting wagon

Origin of coaster brake

First recorded in 1885–90

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Examples from the Web for coaster brake

  • The arrangement of the coaster-brake hub produces the same effect as a coaster brake on a bicycle.