Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A brake applied by the action of steam admitted to a steamcylinder the piston of which is connected by rods to the levers which apply the brake-shoes.

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Examples

  • He fastened the shaggy great-coat up to his chin as he faced the pursuing fires, walked forward to the stand where lapped and curled the fiercest flames, laid hold of steam-brake and the lever by which he "drove" the engine.

    The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories

  • In the same patent will be found embodied his invention of the steam-brake, which was also a favourite idea of George Stephenson, since elaborated by Mr. MacConnell of the London and North-Western Railway.

    Industrial Biography

  • In the same patent will be found embodied his invention of the steam-brake, which was also a favourite idea of George Stephenson, since elaborated by Mr. MacConnell of the London and North-Western Railway.

    Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers

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