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coaster brake

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

First recorded in 1885–90
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  • The arrangement of the coaster-brake hub produces the same effect as a coaster brake on a bicycle.

    The Boy Mechanic, Book 2