hand brake

noun
Updated on: 25 Apr 2018

Definition of hand brake

: an emergency brake operated by a hand lever

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First Known Use of hand brake

1841

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Definition of hand brake for English Language Learners

  • : a brake that is operated by pushing or pulling a lever with your hand


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