coaster brake

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

Origin of coaster brake

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby coaster brake Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use coaster brake in a sentence

  • The transmission H consists of a bicycle coaster-brake hub, shown in detail in Fig. 2.

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

  • Cost me twenty-one dollars, and it's got puncture-proof tires and a real coaster brake.

    A Son of the City | Herman Gastrell Seely