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emergency brake

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noun

Also called parking brake. a special brake used to prevent a motor vehicle from rolling after it has stopped or been parked.Compare brake1 (def. 1).
any brake meant to stop a vehicle in an emergency.

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Origin of emergency brake

First recorded in 1895–1900
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