disc brake

or disk brake


noun Automotive.

a brake system in which a disc attached to a wheel is slowed by the friction of brake pads being pressed against the disc by a caliper.

Nearby words

  1. disbud,
  2. disburden,
  3. disburse,
  4. disbursement,
  5. disc,
  6. disc camera,
  7. disc film,
  8. disc floret,
  9. disc harrow,
  10. disc jockey

Origin of disc brake

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for disc brake

disc brake

noun

a type of brake in which two calliper-operated pads rub against a flat disc attached to the wheel hub when the brake is applied
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Science definitions for disc brake

disc brake

A brake in which friction is caused by a set of pads, usually made of steel, that press against a rotating disk to slow or stop its rotation.
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