a brake system in which a pair of brake shoes can be pressed against the inner surface of a shallow metal drum that is rigidly attached to a wheel.
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Origin of drum brake
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby drum brake
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British Dictionary definitions for drum brake
a type of brake used on the wheels of vehicles, consisting of two pivoted shoes that rub against the inside walls of the brake drum when the brake is applied
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