prony brake

[proh-nee]

noun

a friction brake serving as a dynamometer for measuring torque.

Nearby words

  1. pronuke,
  2. pronunciamento,
  3. pronunciation,
  4. pronunciation spelling,
  5. pronunciatory,
  6. proof,
  7. proof of concept,
  8. proof of the pudding,
  9. proof of the pudding, the,
  10. proof sheet

Origin of prony brake

named after G.C.F.M. Riche, Baron de Prony (died 1839), French engineer

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