parking brake

park·​ing brake | \ ˈpär-kiŋ- How to pronounce parking brake (audio) \

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Other features include a side kickstand with a parking brake actuator, a center stand, steering fork lock, a high windshield, and a tool kit. Arv Voss, Houston Chronicle, "BMW C evolution: Maxi-scooter with non-liquid juice," 7 Sep. 2019 My husband pulled the parking brake and slid into the parking lot of a crumbling motel, stopping just shy of hitting its sign. Maura Judkis, Twin Cities, "A dozen stress-relief snacks, tinctures and teas later, and she’s still anxious," 3 Aug. 2019 Though exhausted after the journey, Mr. Harding took the laborious step of setting the mechanical hand brakes — a train’s version of an automobile parking brake — on the five lead locomotives, an equipment car and an empty boxcar. Ian Austen, New York Times, "A Runaway Train Explosion Killed 47, but Deadly Cargo Still Rides the Rails," 16 July 2019 The car our spies spied has a manual transmission and a fairly traditional center console, with push-button start and buttons for the electronic parking brake. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Volkswagen Golf Mark 8 Is Getting a Radical Interior Redesign," 15 May 2019 As before, Ford is recommending Fusion owners apply the parking brake at all times when the vehicle is stopped. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Ford Recalls 260,000 More Fusion Sedans for Breaking Shifter Cables," 15 May 2019 Make sure your car is in gear, with the parking brake set and the tires chocked. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How to Rotate Your Tires," 13 Dec. 2018 Other standards include full LED exterior lighting, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, rearview camera and an electromechanical parking brake. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Volkswagen Jetta: Return of the Great Cheap Car," 10 Aug. 2018 The only low-tech oddity in this very electrified vehicle is the mechanical foot-pumper parking brake. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of parking brake

1924, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of parking brake

US : a piece of equipment in a car, truck, etc., that prevents the vehicle from moving when it is parked or stops the vehicle if the main brakes fail

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