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.
Then he made his lines fast to the brake-handle and sat down with the air of one who had stopped to stay.
I cried, and we both plunged through the darkness for the brake-handle.
"The brake-handle did that, it did so," said Davis, touching the optic tenderly.