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Synonyms for brakes

a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle

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Mahtoree, alone, had occasionally elevated his dark, grim countenance above the herbage, straining his eye-balls to penetrate the gloom which skirted the border of the brake. In these momentary glances he gained sufficient knowledge, added to that he had obtained in his former search, to be the perfect master of the position of his intended victims, though he was still profoundly ignorant of their numbers, and of their means of defence.
He succeeded, at length, in dragging himself out of the sickly light of the moon, into the shadows of the brake, where not only his own dark person was much less liable to be seen, but where the surrounding objects became more distinctly visible to his keen and active glances.
He now took the direction of the encampment, stealing along the margin of the brake, as a cover into which he might easily plunge at the smallest alarm.
Brake pads: Worn out brake pads will cause the braking distance to increase and may cause a metal to metal grinding on the rotor surfaces.
As we'll see, misusing brakes during all ground operations, not just landing and taxiing, can be hazardous.
The KTR-STOP TBT drum brake is available in seven sizes.
The new brakes are designed for stopping rotary motion and statically holding load in mining and industrial machinery.
When a brake pedal is functioning normally it should feel firm, as if it has a tight hold on the brakes.
If you thought that brakes only work to make your car stop and can be taken lightly when it comes to maintenance, think again.
The S-cam brake is a design commonly used in trucks.
Boiling brake fluid can't transmit pressure to the brakes.
We'll go through how modern general aviation aircraft disk brakes function, what you should know about their care and feeding, who makes most of them and what your options are if you're flying an older airplane with brakes that are either not very good, or adequate--but you can't get parts.
For starters, Florida state law requires any trailer over the gross weight of 3,000 pounds to have brakes on each axle.
Brakes has launched two flavours of instant porridge - Strawberries and Cream and Maple Syrup Flavour - served in pots that allow the customer to take away the portioned breakfast and eat on-the-go.