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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A brake in which the friction is caused by a set of pads that press against a rotating disk.

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  • n. A type of brake where the friction is produced by brake pads which are pressed against a disk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to both sides of a spinning disk by the brake pads


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