parking brake

noun
park·​ing brake | \ˈpär-kiŋ- \

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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, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018 Another option is applying and releasing the parking brake. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Mechanics can't find source of stalling engine, but Motormouth has diagnosis," 13 June 2017 In 2014, for example, when GM discovered defective parking brakes in various models, over 220,000 vehicles had to be recalled. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Tesla Will Fix the Model 3's Wonky Brakes with a Firmware Update," 22 May 2018 Other useful features include the push-button ignition, electric parking brake and more USB ports than cup holders. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Buick Enclave Avenir: French flair for working-class luxury," 11 May 2018 During a visit to a shrine in rural Shimane Prefecture in western Japan, Mr. Yoshioka, a retired furniture maker, forgot to set the parking brake, spooking his wife, Kazuko, when the car drifted backward. Motoko Rich, New York Times, "Japan Moves to Ease Aging Drivers Out of Their Cars," 12 May 2018 During a visit to a shrine in rural Shimane prefecture in western Japan, Yoshioka, a retired furniture maker, forgot to set the parking brake, spooking his wife, Kazuko, when the car drifted backward. Motoko Rich, BostonGlobe.com, "Japan moves to ease aging drivers out of their cars," 12 May 2018 If that happens, the parking brake can get stuck in the on position or fail to fully engage. Tribune Wire Reports, chicagotribune.com, "Mazda recalls newer cars for parking brake failure," 30 June 2017

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1924, in the meaning defined above

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parking brake

noun

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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