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power brake:see brakebrake,
in technology, device to slow or stop the motion of a mechanism or vehicle. Types
Friction brakes, the most common kind, operate on the principle that friction can be used to convert the mechanical energy of a moving object into
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power brake[′pau̇·ər ‚brāk]
An automotive brake with engine-intake-manifold vacuum used to amplify the atmospheric pressure on a piston operated by movement of the brake pedal.
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