jake brake

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Etymology[edit]

From JakeBrakeTM brand compression brakes. Though a brand name, this term is often used to refer to the device in general.

Noun[edit]

jake brake (plural jake brakes)

  1. (slang) Especially on trucks, an engine compression brake that closes the valves in an engine in order to slow the vehicle; an engine retarder.

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