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brake shoe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brake shoe a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
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Usage

In literature:

To lock the brake shoes upon the wheels might easily throw the locomotive off the rails.
"Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive" by Victor Appleton
His keen ears caught the whining of brake shoes on wheels and a few minutes later the signal blast for brakes off.
"Tarzan the Untamed" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A brake shoe key does this nicely.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Suddenly, with a scream of air and a grinding of brake shoes, the train came to a stop.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Released from her post at the brake-rope, Microby Dandeline immediately proceeded to remove her shoes and stockings.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
The increased pressure acting in the brake-cylinder increases in the same proportion the pressure of the brake-shoes against the wheels.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Choking the steam, Sinclair threw the brake-shoes flaming against the big drivers.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
Well, they would just manage it, he calculated, provided that the smoking brake-shoes held out.
"A Knight on Wheels" by Ian Hay
Joe drove the horse up to the platform edge as the train came to a stop with a grinding of the brake shoes.
"Baseball Joe at Yale" by Lester Chadwick
They swung round before a shoe store with grating brakes.
"The Onslaught from Rigel" by Fletcher Pratt
Brake spoon, or shoe Patin, sabot de frein.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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In news:

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has expanded its remanufacturing product lineup with the addition of genuine Bendix Reman brake shoe s.
The shoes will be manufactured at the company's new Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center in Huntington, IN.
Bendix has begun serial production of remanufactured brake shoe s at its new Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center in Huntington, Ind.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has begun remanufacturing brake shoe s at its new Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center in Huntington, Indiana.
Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems announces the production of its two millionth brake shoe at a New Generation Friction Center.
"You could run brake shoes over for '53 Chevys and make a fortune," said Rob O'Neill, manager of the Key West, Fla. Harbor, who often talks with associates about the money-making opportunities that will open up when the embargo ends.
While these brake shoes might have passed muster on a Bronco equipped with power brakes, their performance was completely unacceptable on a Bronco equipped with manual brakes .
I went out to the driveway to replace the rear brake shoes on my daughter's '98 Honda Civic EX.
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