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hand brake

[′hand ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A manually operated brake.
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It's understood Mrs Chalk had parked the car outside of the Co-op in High Street as she went to purchase some Irn Bru when the car's hand brake failed.
Releasing the hand brake in time, and balancing the clutch and fuel pedals seemed like the hardest thing that I would ever have to do.There were stories galore about students who had failed to start the car as instructed, whereupon the car had freewheeled back to Nairobi River, which was further downhill.
alone if it vehicle, The child got out of her seat and released the hand brake, the car then rolled forward into the electricity box.
I have had scares but I have had a lot of laughs too and I've never failed to stop a car with the hand brake.
But hand brakes were supposed to have held the train in place in case of air brake failure.
In a panic, Mr Gillis pulled up the hand brake to bring the vehicle to a stop.
Harry Patterson, of Alltwen, near Pontardawe, south Wales, is believed to have released the hand brake of his parents' silver Seat car after clambering inside.
* Dual 10" disk brakes with locking hand brake on both rear wheels
The model features an electronic setup instead of a hand brake, BMW's latest automatic gearshift and an iDrive knob.
The Richmond VA Medical Center was scheduled to receive its first training vehicle, a Chevrolet Impala, with the digital accelerator ring and main hand brake from KEMPF in July.
Prosecutor Hywel Hughes claimed the hand brake was defective and that Haggerty had failed to set it properly.
There was only a hand brake on the right side, controlled by a lever with a lock.