handbrake

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From hand + brake

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handbrake (plural handbrakes)

  1. (automotive) A brake in a vehicle, set by hand, and usually locking on until released by hand, enabling its use when parked.
  2. (automotive) The mechanism, particularly the locking hand-operated lever in a motor car, which is used to set and release such a brake.

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handbrake (third-person singular simple present handbrakes, present participle handbraking, simple past and past participle handbraked)

  1. To apply the handbrake in a vehicle.