brake band


brake band
noun
a band that can be tightened around a shaft to stop its rotation
Hypernyms: ↑band
Part Holonyms: ↑brake system, ↑brakes

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noun
: the flexible band of a band brake

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a flexible strap, usually of steel, lined with a friction-producing material and tightened against a brake drum to produce a braking action.

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brake band,
a flexible band which, when tightened against a brake drum, causes friction and resultant braking action.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • brake band — n. a flexible, lined band that serves as a braking force by creating friction when tightened about a spinning shaft or drum, as in the automatic transmission of a motor vehicle …   English World dictionary

  • brake band — A band, faced with brake lining, that encircles a brake drum, it is used on several parking brake installations. It differs from brake shoes in that brake shoes squeezes against the inside surface of a drum while a brake band squeezes against the …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake band — /ˈbreɪk bænd/ (say brayk band) noun a part of brake mechanism consisting of a flexible band which grips a drum when tightened …   Australian English dictionary

  • brake band — flexible band around the brake drum …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brake band — a flexible strap, usually of steel, lined with a friction producing material and tightened against a brake drum to produce a braking action. * * * …   Universalium

  • brake lining — n. a material of asbestos, minerals, fine wire, etc. riveted or bonded to a brake band or shoe to create the friction necessary for braking …   English World dictionary

  • brake drum — noun a hollow cast iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes • Syn: ↑drum • Hypernyms: ↑cylinder • Part Holonyms: ↑drum brake * * * noun : a revolving cylinder on the wheel of a vehicle or the revolving part of an engine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • band brake — noun : a friction brake used especially in vehicles, cranes, and hoists that consists of a flexible band around a revolving drum and is operated by tightening the band * * * a brake using a brake band. [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • brake — 1. noun /bɹeɪk/ a) A device used to slow or stop a vehicle, by friction; often installed on the wheels, then often in the plural. A barking sound the Shepherd hears …   Wiktionary

  • band brake — a brake using a brake band. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium