Associations to the word «Brake»


BRAKE, noun. A fern; bracken. [from 14th c.]
BRAKE, noun. A thicket, or an area overgrown with briers etc. [from 15th c.]
BRAKE, noun. A tool used for breaking flax or hemp. [from 15th c.]
BRAKE, noun. A type of machine for bending sheet metal. (See wikipedia.)
BRAKE, noun. A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after ploughing; a drag.
BRAKE, verb. (transitive) To bruise and crush; to knead
BRAKE, verb. (transitive) To pulverise with a harrow
BRAKE, noun. (military) An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista.
BRAKE, noun. (obsolete) The winch of a crossbow. [14th-19th c.]
BRAKE, noun. (chiefly nautical) The handle of a pump.
BRAKE, noun. A device used to slow or stop the motion of a wheel, or of a vehicle, by friction; also, the controls or apparatus used to engage such a mechanism such as the pedal in a car. [from 18th c.]
BRAKE, noun. The act of braking, of using a brake to slow down a machine or vehicle
BRAKE, noun. (engineering) An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine or other motor by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake.
BRAKE, noun. (figuratively) Something used to retard or stop some action, process etc.
BRAKE, noun. A baker's kneading trough.
BRAKE, noun. A device used to confine or prevent the motion of an animal.
BRAKE, noun. A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him.
BRAKE, noun. An enclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc.
BRAKE, noun. A cart or carriage without a body, used in breaking in horses.W
BRAKE, noun. A carriage for transporting shooting parties and their equipment.W
BRAKE, noun. That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn.
BRAKE, verb. (intransitive) To operate (a) brake(s).
BRAKE, verb. (intransitive) To be stopped or slowed (as if) by braking.
BRAKE, noun. (obsolete) A cage. [16th-17th c.]
BRAKE, noun. (now historical) A type of torture instrument. [from 16th c.]
BRAKE, verb. (archaic) simple past tense of break
BRAKE ASSEMBLY, noun. The collective replacement parts used to repair an automobile's worn down brakes.
BRAKE BIAS, noun. The front and rear distribution of braking power. The brake bias should match the traction of the vehicle while braking.
BRAKE DRUM, noun. A hollow metal cylinder, attached to a wheel of a vehicle, to which pressure is applied when braking.
BRAKE FLUID, noun. A special fluid for operating hydraulic brakes and clutches, which are linked by pipe to a master cylinder.
BRAKE FLUIDS, noun. Plural of brake fluid
BRAKE HORSEPOWER, noun. The useful horsepower of an engine as measured at its drive shaft.
BRAKE HORSEPOWERS, noun. Plural of brake horsepower
BRAKE LINING, noun. Consumable surfaces in brake systems, such as drum brakes and disc brakes used in transport vehicles.
BRAKE MEAN EFFECTIVE PRESSURE, noun. The average (mean) pressure which, if imposed on the pistons uniformly from the top to the bottom of each power stroke, would produce the measured (brake) power output.
BRAKE NOODLE, noun. A rigid or stiffly flexible sheath used on some bicycles to turn a brake cable neatly around a corner.
BRAKE PAD, noun. A friction element in a disc brake.
BRAKE PADS, noun. Plural of brake pad
BRAKE PEDAL, noun. The pedal in a vehicle, usually a car, which operates the brakes
BRAKE PEDALS, noun. Plural of brake pedal
BRAKE PRESS, noun. A press brake.
BRAKE PRESSES, noun. Plural of brake press
BRAKE SHOE, noun. An element of a drum brake into which the friction-producing brake lining is attached.
BRAKE SHOES, noun. Plural of brake shoe
BRAKE VAN, noun. (British) (rail) (dated) a railway vehicle used to brake a (goods) train, usually placed at the end of the train. These were essential before continuous train braking became more universal.

Dictionary definition

BRAKE, noun. A restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle.
BRAKE, noun. Any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants.
BRAKE, noun. Large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan.
BRAKE, noun. An area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant.
BRAKE, noun. Anything that slows or hinders a process; "she wan not ready to put the brakes on her life with a marriage"; "new legislation will put the brakes on spending".
BRAKE, verb. Stop travelling by applying a brake; "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road".
BRAKE, verb. Cause to stop by applying the brakes; "brake the car before you go into a curve".

Wise words

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Florence Scovel Shinn