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noun
a brake operated by a hand lever.Compare caliper (def. 6).
(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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British Dictionary definitions for hand brake

handbrake
/ (ˈhændˌbreɪk) /

noun
a brake operated by a hand lever
the lever that operates the handbrake
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