brake pad


: the part of a brake that presses on the wheel when stopping or slowing down a vehicle

Examples of brake pad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Behind the wheels are larger 4-piston caliper, 15.0-inch brake rotors in the front and 13.8-inch rotors in the rear, clamped by a heavy-duty brake pad. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 31 July 2023 This could include oil changes, fluid checks, and brake pad replacements. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 18 July 2023 Oh Boy Prince was smacked in the face by an 18-wheeler brake pad. Herb Scribner, Washington Post, 30 June 2023 Oh Boy Prince is on a long road to recovery after he was struck in the face by an 18-wheeler brake pad in January. Chelsea White, Peoplemag, 2 Mar. 2023 While driving in the far left lane of the freeway, Griffith said the brake pad of an 18-wheeler flew off and hit his car, windshield and then the dashboard before striking his face and landing in their son's car seat in the backseat. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2023

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“Brake pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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