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prony brake

[ proh-nee ]
/ ˈproʊ ni /
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noun
a friction brake serving as a dynamometer for measuring torque.
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Origin of prony brake

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