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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.
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.
The international players such as Continental AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, ZF TRW, Akebono Brake Industry Co.
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.
Here's how it makes the brakes fail: When the parking brake is on, even a little bit, it's as if you're driving with your foot on the brake pedal -- also known as riding the brakes.
Continental has now enhanced its Motorcycle Integral Brake (MIB) system by adding a new function: the optimized curve braking for safer braking in curves.
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.
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.
When brakes are used frequently, the fluid heats up dramatically and if it boils the brakes will suddenly stop working.
Properly adjusted brakes should create a drag on the forward movement of the prime mover.
CARRYING out regular checks on their cars is a habit that many drivers adhere to on a daily basis, but how many of us check the brake fluid?