expanding brake

noun

Definition of expanding brake

: a brake in which a flexible band or a set of circular segments is sprung outward against the inside rim of a hub or wheel

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“Expanding brake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expanding%20brake. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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