coaster brake

noun

: a brake in the hub of the rear wheel of a bicycle operated by reverse pressure on the pedals

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mead sold the Ranger in various configurations, and this particular one was quite racy, with a sprung saddle, adjustable stayer-type stem, swept-back racer bars, coaster brake, and one (1) gigantic-looking gear. Outside Online, 12 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coaster brake was in 1899

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“Coaster brake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coaster%20brake. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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