brake/valve job

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of brake/valve job

:repairs to a vehicle's brakes/valves
  • The car needs a brake/valve job.

Word by Word Definitions

brake play
  1. : archaic past of break

  1. : the common bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)

  1. : a toothed instrument or machine for separating out the fiber of flax or hemp by breaking up the woody parts

  2. : a machine for bending, flanging, folding, and forming sheet metal

  1. : rough or marshy land overgrown usually with one kind of plant

  1. : a device for arresting or preventing the motion of a mechanism usually by means of friction

  2. : something used to slow down or stop movement or activity

  1. : to slow or stop by or as if by a brake (see 5brake)

  2. : to operate or manage a brake

  3. : to become checked by a brake

valve play
  1. : any of numerous mechanical devices by which the flow of liquid, gas, or loose material in bulk may be started, stopped, or regulated by a movable part that opens, shuts, or partially obstructs one or more ports or passageways

  2. : a device in a brass instrument for quickly channeling air flow through an added length of tube in order to change the fundamental tone by some definite interval

  3. : electron tube

job play
  1. : a regular remunerative position

  2. : a specific duty, role, or function

  3. : something that has to be done : task

  1. : to do odd or occasional pieces of work for hire

  2. : to carry on public business for private gain

  3. : to carry on the business of a middleman or wholesaler

  1. : of or relating to a job or to employment

  2. : used in, engaged in, or done as job work

  3. : that is for hire for a given service or period

  1. : the hero of the book of Job who endures afflictions with fortitude and faith

  2. : a narrative and poetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table


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