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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 the inner surface of a rotating drum.

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  • n. A form of brake in which friction is applied by pads to the inner surface of a rotating cylinder (the brake drum) connected directly to a wheel

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

  • n. hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe

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