plural e-brakes
: emergency brake
… most new cars these days have an e-brake feature that you activate with the press of a button, an activity that is 100% less exciting than pulling the handbrake at 45 mph and steering hard left or right.Erik Shilling

Examples of e-brake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This e-scooter also has durable 152-millimeter rubber wheels, plus a rear foot brake and a hand e-brake for stopping. Saryn Chorney, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1998, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of e-brake was in 1998

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“E-brake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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