• (noun): Brake consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle.
    Synonyms: brake system

Some articles on brakes, brake:

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - Specifications - Brakes
... Standard brakes are 390 mm (15.35 in) (front) and 360 mm (14.17 in) (rear) cast iron disc brakes with 6-piston aluminium (front) and 4-piston (rear) calipers ... Optional on the SLS AMG are carbon-ceramic disc brakes ... These brakes provide increased stopping power with a 40% weight reduction compared to the standard brake system ...
London Underground Main Line Stock - Metropolitan Railway
... This was replaced in 1869 by a chain which operated brakes on all carriages ... The operation of the chain brake could be abrupt, leading to some passenger injuries, and it was replaced by a non-automatic vacuum brake by 1876 ... pressurised gas lighting system and non-automatic vacuum brakes from new, steam heating was added later ...
Steam Brake
... A steam brake is a type of brake for steam locomotives and their tenders, whereby a steam cylinder works directly on the brake linkages ... Steam brakes were primarily used on railways where vacuum brakes were used to brake the train, but where there was no vacuum brake on the steam locomotive itself, as for example in the United ... a Heberlein brake) running along the train, like for example in Saxony on the narrow gauge railways ...
Suzuki Intruder - Brakes
805cc's and less is/was provided by a single disc at the front and drum brake at the rear. 1985 - 1987 models could be easily recognized as these have front brake rotor on the left side instead of right side found on later models. 1400 and 1500 Intruders offer(ed) single disc brakes, front and rear ...
Suzuki GT Series - GT380, GT550, GT750 - Brakes
... As well, all models were equipped with drum brakes front and rear ... option of a dealer implemented upgrade from the twin leading shoe drum front brake to a twin disc set-up but this was extremely expensive ... This dual disc brake setup was another big "first" for Suzuki since all the competitors were using single front discs only at this time ...

Famous quotes containing the word brakes:

    What blazed ahead of you? A faked road block?
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    Engine, voices, heads hooded and the cold-nosed gun?
    Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)

    There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)