emergency brake

noun

Definition of emergency brake

: a brake (as on an automobile) that can be used for stopping in the event of failure of the main brakes and to keep the vehicle from rolling when parked

Examples of emergency brake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All have position resistance adjustment, and those with a flywheel have an emergency brake. Maggie Slepian, Popular Mechanics, 4 Aug. 2022 But the truth is, even though the coronavirus pulled the emergency brake and forced the city to a screeching halt, New York soon lurched right back into motion. New York Times, 2 July 2022 But central banks pulling the emergency brake could have lasting repercussions on the global economy. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 22 June 2022 Anderson came untouched off the edge on one particular first-half snap with what would have been a clear blind-side shot on the reigning Heisman Trophy winner before pulling the emergency brake just in time. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 16 Apr. 2022 Police said one of the brothers helped steer the bus over to the side of the road but could not get to the emergency brake. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Mar. 2022 In October, Tesla rolled back a software update for those in its early access Full-Self Driving (FSD) beta amid reports of accidental emergency brake activations. Mark Knapp, PCMAG, 2 Feb. 2022 Earlier this month, Tesla recalled nearly 12,000 U.S. vehicles because of a communication error that could trigger a false collision warning or unexpected automatic emergency brake. Reuters, CNN, 13 Nov. 2021 The dispatcher was able to call 911, help the boys set the emergency brake, flashing lights and emergency stop arm. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, 26 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of emergency brake

1900, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

8 Aug 2022

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“Emergency brake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emergency%20brake. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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