parking brake

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

Definition of parking brake

Examples of parking brake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Aztecs seemed to be driving with the parking brake on thereafter. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Oct. 2021 An electronic parking brake, push-button start, and keyless entry for all doors are all new additions. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 24 Aug. 2021 The engine was running, but the parking brake had been engaged. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 Last season, arguably the most innovative play-caller in the NFL was operating with the parking brake on. Nicholas Mcgee, Forbes, 8 May 2021 An automatic parking brake and front and rear bumper sensors should help prevent further mishaps. Purbita Saha, Popular Science, 26 Feb. 2021 The rear brake calipers may leak brake fluid into the housing of the electric parking brake connected to the rear axle service brake system, allowing air to enter the hydraulic brake system. Detroit Free Press, 22 Jan. 2021 This problem could cause a rollaway vehicle even when it's left in park without the parking brake activated, but Honda says there have been no accidents or injuries reported. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, 16 Dec. 2020 As a result, water entering the rear brake caliper boot may cause the parking brake operating shafts to corrode and possibly bind. USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of parking brake

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parking brake was in 1924

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23 Oct 2021

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“Parking brake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of parking brake

: 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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