service brake

service brake

[′sər·vəs ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
The brake used for ordinary driving in an automotive vehicle; usually foot-operated.
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If your boot is held at an angle, it can press on the service brake. The brake heats up and burns out.
The platform features a platform-mounted service brake for added safety and a lower center of gravity for stability and traction, said Stone.