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noun Automotive.
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
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drum brake

noun
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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