from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A separate brake system in a vehicle for use in case of failure of the regular brakes and commonly used as a parking brake. Also called hand brake.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A brake which can be used by passengers in a vehicle to stop in event of an emergency.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See brake.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
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