brake

  1. a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
  2. any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
  3. large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
  4. an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant

Brake

A brake is a mechanical device which inhibits motion, slowing or stopping a moving object or preventing its motion. The rest of this article is dedicated to various types of vehicular brakes. Most commonly brakes use friction between two surfaces pressed together to convert the kinetic energy of the moving object into heat, though other methods of...
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Brake

The handle of the pump, by which it is worked.
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Brake

• (v. t.) An instrument or machine to break or bruise the woody part of flax or hemp so that it may be separated from the fiber. • (n.) A fern of the genus Pteris, esp. the P. aquilina, common in almost all countries. It has solitary stems dividing into three principal branches. Less properly: Any fern. • (v. t.) A piece of mechanism...
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brake

1. <botany> A fern of the genus Pteris, especially. The P. Aquilina, common in almost all countries. It has solitary stems dividing into three principal branches. Less properly: Any fern. ... 2. A thicket; a place overgrown with shrubs and brambles, with undergrowth and ferns, or with canes. 'Rounds rising hillocks, brakes obscure and rough, ...
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brake

noun a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
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brake

Click images to enlargeDevice used to slow down or stop the movement of a moving body or vehicle. The mechanically applied calliper brake used on bicycles uses a scissor action to press hard rubber blocks against the wheel rim. The main braking system of a car works hydraulically: when the driver depresses the brake p...
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Brake

[Anderson] `Brake` is a science fiction short story by Poul Anderson that was first published in 1957 in Astounding Science Fiction and reprinted in the collections Beyond the beyond (1969) and The Psychotechnic League (1981). As a component of the Psychotechnic League future history / alternate history, `Brake` takes place in 2270, as the ...
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Brake

[carriage] A brake (French:break), was a horse-drawn carriage used in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the training of horses for draft work. A shooting-brake, was a brake pressed into service to carry beaters, gamekeepers and sportsmen with their dogs, guns and game. There were purpose-built shooting-brakes designed to carry the driver...
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Brake

[sheet metal bending] A brake is a metalworking machine that allows the bending of sheet metal. A cornice brake only allows for simple bends and creases, while a box-and-pan brake also allows one to form box and pan shapes. It is also known as a bending machine or bending brake or in Britain as a sheet metal folder or just a folder. The bra...
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Brake

[Unterweser] Brake (Unterweser) is the name of a railway station serving the town of Brake in the German state of Lower Saxony. The line is electrified with passenger services provided by Class 425 regional EMUs operated by Deutsche Bahn AG. The station is expected to be integrated into the Bremen S-Bahn network once it becomes operational....
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Brake

Brake (brāk) noun [ Middle English brake ; confer LG. brake an instrument for breaking flax, German breche , from the root of English break . See Break , transitive verb , and confer Breach .] 1. An instrument or machin...
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Brake

Brake (brāk), imperfect of Break . [ Arhaic] Tennyson.
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Brake

Brake noun [ Middle English brake fern; confer Anglo-Saxon bracce fern, LG. brake willow bush, Da. bregne fern, German brach fallow; probably orig. the growth on rough, broken ground, from the root of English break . See Break , tr...
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Brake

A brake is a contrivance for retarding or arresting motion by means of friction. In machinery it generally consists of a simple or compound lever, that may be pressed forcibly upon the periphery of a wheel, fixed upon a shaft or axis. A similar contrivance is attached to motor vehicles and railway carriages, but continuous brakes applied to every p...
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Brake

A brake was a large four-wheeled, horse-drawn, pleasure vehicle, open or with a removable cover, with facing side-seats and one or two seats arranged crosswise in front.
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Brake

A device to hold a warp beam from turning, made of a metal cable or band which winds on a metal drum.
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Brake

A device, incorporated into material handling equipment, utilized to retard or stop the motion of that piece of equipment. Often utilized in conjunction with the motor of that equipment or may be mechanical in nature, utilizing a 'ratchet and pawl' configuration.
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Brake

A spring loaded clamping device that prevents the elevator from moving when the car is at rest and no power is applied to the hoistway motor.
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brake

brake, in botany: see bracken.
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brake

brake, in technology, device to slow or stop the motion of a mechanism or vehicle.Sections in this article:IntroductionTypesBraking Systems
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Brake

Brakes are used to stop the bicycle. Rim brakes and disc brakes are operated by brake levers, which are mounted on the handlebars. Coaster brakes are operated by pedaling backward.
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brake

device capable of reducing the rotor speed or stopping rotation
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brake

device for decreasing the speed of a body or for stopping its motion. Most brakes act on rotating mechanical elements and absorb kinetic energy ... [7 related articles]
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Brake

For all items dealing with brake systems and how they work, see the Brakes Page.
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