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

  • n. A brake operated by pressure of the foot on a pedal, as in an automobile.

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  • n. A brake controlled by foot, as opposed to hand brake.

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

  • n. hydraulic brake operated by pressing on a foot pedal


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