from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A brake in which the friction is caused by a set of shoes that press against the inner surface of a rotating drum.
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- noun A form of brake in which
frictionis applied by pads to the inner surface of a rotating cylinder(the brake drum) connected directly to a wheel
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- noun hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe
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