disc brake


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

Illustration of disc brake

Illustration of disc brake

disc brake: 1 caliper, 2 disc

Examples of disc brake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many disc brake pads are held in place by a horizontal screw or bolt. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 3 June 2020 With new suspension hung, the transmission rebuilt, a disc brake conversion mounted, and a limited-slip differential bolted into the rear-axle, it hasn't been touched in 22 years. David Beard, Car and Driver, 22 Mar. 2022 Less familiar are toggle switches on the left side for the regenerative-braking system, which blends with a conventional disc brake, and a switch for Range and Sport drive modes. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 11 Mar. 2022 The recall was prompted by an accident in which a rider became a quadriplegic after a quick-release lever on the front wheel came into contact with the disc brake. The Editors, Outside Online, 22 Apr. 2015 The single rear disc brake will require some tightening with a hex key. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 16 Jan. 2022 And, with an EBS disc brake system, even easier to stop and take in the sights along the way. Breanna Wilson, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 This Electric Combination Braking System consists of a front drum brake, rear disc brake and electric brake, to give you enhanced control and responsiveness while enabling fast braking. Scott Kramer, Forbes, 25 May 2021 The flat white wheels hide a set of hydraulic Brembo disc brake,s also fitted with regenerative braking. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, 28 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of disc brake

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disc brake was in 1865

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Last Updated

27 May 2022

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“Disc brake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disc%20brake. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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