Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • n. a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage

Etymologies

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From hand + brake

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