See also: hand brake
handbrake (plural handbrakes)
- (automotive) A brake in a vehicle, set by hand, and usually locking on until released by hand, enabling its use when parked.
- (automotive) The mechanism, particularly the locking hand-operated lever in a motor car, which is used to set and release such a brake.
hand-operated brake in a car
- To apply the handbrake in a vehicle.