Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a brake operated by hand, used to stop a vehicle or keep it stationary; it usually operates by a mechanical linkage.

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  • noun automotive The lever in a motor car which operates the brakes when applied by pulling with the hand.
  • verb To apply the handbrake in a vehicle.

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

  • noun a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage

Etymologies

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From hand + brake

Examples

  • It came to the end of the shift and the loco was to be 'screwed down' which means that the handbrake is applied by turning a hefty wheel in the cab.

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  • And notice the light that lit on the dashboard, a classic example on how to check if your handbrake is active/unfreed.

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  • And notice the light that lit on the dashboard, a classic example on how to check if your handbrake is active/unfreed.

    How to use the car’s handbrake/e-brake « oneduasan

  • Nevertheless, Steffen believes the formation of moulins can act to release a glacier's handbrake, that is a static glacier can move if meltwater helps to lubricate its passage.

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  • Nevertheless, Steffen believes the formation of moulins can act to release a glacier's handbrake, that is a static glacier can move if meltwater helps to lubricate its passage.

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  • Finding the handbrake was a challenge and negotiating the red cones an impossible feat unless I drove at walking pace.

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  • The handbrake is a very odd position and there is absolutely no headroom. .but who fucking cares IT'S AN ASTON MARTIN FOR GODSAKE.

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  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Pik Botha acted as a "handbrake" on cross-border military raids by the South African Defence Force when he served on the State Security Council, he said on Wednesday.

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  • 4. Metal allows easier installation of extras such as handbrake and kickstand.

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  • Looks like a good program, though as far as their info says, it doesn’t perform any conversion, so you’ll need a second app such as handbrake to convert it to h. 264 in the mkv.

    MakeMKV Rips DVDs And Blu-Rays With Just Two Clicks | Lifehacker Australia

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