from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In car-building, the brake-system of a railroad-car, including all its component parts. It includes all the pipes, hose, air-cylinders, chains, rods, brake-shoes, etc.
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Indeed, there was only an inch-wide ledge of smooth iron to support his foot, which slipped once or twice; but he reached the brake-gear and screwed it down.
Ruefully they looked through the dust-covered interior and inspected the muddy trucks and brake-gear.