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 Duscher said even his emergency brake did not work. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "GM recall causes brake failure in potentially thousands of pickups," 29 Jan. 2020 Safety Shield 360 includes automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and rear automatic braking. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "2020 Nissan Leaf Priced Starting at $32,525, Gets a New Sound," 10 Jan. 2020 The federal reports filed by Brightline and other railroads after each death usually describe the following scenario: The engineer spotted someone on the tracks, sounded the horn and hit the emergency brake, but the person was fatally struck. Terry Spencer, sun-sentinel.com, "Brightline high-speed train has highest U.S. death rate," 2 Dec. 2019 The package includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, high-beam assist and, rear automatic braking. Houston Chronicle, "Nissan refreshes 2020 Titan," 27 Sep. 2019 The federal reports filed by Brightline and other railroads after each death usually describe the following scenario: The engineer spotted someone on the tracks, sounded the horn and hit the emergency brake, but the person was fatally struck. Terry Spencer, sun-sentinel.com, "Brightline high-speed train has highest U.S. death rate," 2 Dec. 2019 The federal reports filed by Brightline and other railroads after each death usually describe the following scenario: The engineer spotted someone on the tracks, sounded the horn and hit the emergency brake, but the person was fatally struck. Terry Spencer, chicagotribune.com, "New higher-speed Florida train has the highest death rate in the nation. Most of the deaths have been suicides.," 2 Dec. 2019 The federal reports filed by Brightline and other railroads after each death usually describe the following scenario: The engineer spotted someone on the tracks, sounded the horn and hit the emergency brake, but the person was fatally struck. Washington Post, "New higher-speed Florida train has highest US death rate," 2 Dec. 2019 The federal reports filed by Brightline and other railroads after each death usually describe the following scenario: The engineer spotted someone on the tracks, sounded the horn and hit the emergency brake, but the person was fatally struck. Terry Spencer, sun-sentinel.com, "Brightline high-speed train has highest U.S. death rate," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of emergency brake

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of emergency brake was in 1900

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7 Feb 2020

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“Emergency brake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emergency%20brakes. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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emergency brake

noun

English Language Learners Definition of emergency brake

chiefly US : a special brake (such as a parking brake in an automobile) that can be used for stopping when the main brakes fail

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