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hand brake

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  1. a brake operated by a hand lever.Compare caliper(def 6).
  2. (in an automobile) an emergency or parking brake operated by a hand lever.
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Origin of hand brake

First recorded in 1840–50
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  1. a brake operated by a hand lever
  2. the lever that operates the handbrake
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