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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a wheel on the platform or top of a car by which brakes are operated.
  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A horizontal hand-wheel on the platform of a railroad-car, or on the roof of a box-car, used to control the brake.
  • n. A heavy wheel furnished with cams to control the action of a trip-hammer.

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