What is brake drum?

  • (noun): A hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes.
    Synonyms: drum

Some articles on drum, brake, brake drum, brake drums:

Drum Brake
... A drum brake is a brake that uses friction caused by a set of shoes or pads that press against a rotating drum-shaped part called a brake drum ... The term drum brake usually means a brake in which shoes press on the inner surface of the drum ... When shoes press on the outside of the drum, it is usually called a clasp brake ...
Drum Brake - Use in Music
... Brake drums are used in modern concert and film music to provide a non-pitched metal sound similar to an anvil ... clearest sound, percussionists hang the drum with nylon cord or place it on foam ... Other methods include mounting the brake drum on a snare drum stand ...

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