block brake

block brake

[′bläk ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A brake which consists of a block or shoe of wood bearing upon an iron or steel wheel.
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- 20168 The block brake type BP 10-250 (014) 200 000 pcs.
[UKPRwire, Mon May 13 2013] Automotive brakes have evolved from simple wooden block brakes which were used in steel rimmed wheels, to the modern day disc and drum brakes with electronic assistance.