from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In car-building, a hand-lever for controlling a brake, used only in a special type of brake-gear. It takes the place of the ordinary brake-wheel.


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  • He took hold of the brake-handle of the winch that controlled the hoist, and pulled it back.

    Drums of Autumn

  • Then he made his lines fast to the brake-handle and sat down with the air of one who had stopped to stay.

    South of the Slot

  • I cried, and we both plunged through the darkness for the brake-handle.

    The Voyage of the Rattletrap

  • "The brake-handle did that, it did so," said Davis, touching the optic tenderly.

    The Dop Doctor


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