disc brake

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of disc brake

: a brake that operates by the action of a frictional material pressed against the sides of a rotating disc by a caliper

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First Known Use of disc brake

1865


DISC BRAKE Defined for English Language Learners

disc brake

noun

Definition of disc brake for English Language Learners

  • : a brake that works by two plates pressing against the sides of a disc that is connected to the center of a wheel


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