brakes brakes  /b ˈreɪks/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle

Usage(s):

  1. This thing has no brakes.
  2. Most bike hand brakes and gears are produced overseas, and until the manufacturers catch up with back orders there will be a brake on further expansion.
  3. Clutches, gearboxes and brakes take a frightful beating.

News

  1. Oil jumps after stocks cut into big losses

    The price of oil had a sudden burst Monday after the stock market tried to put the brakes on a four-day skid.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Parts Geek Announces the Expansion of its Extensive Line of Parts with the Addition of EBC Brakes

    LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Parts Geek , one of the top suppliers of imported and domestic car parts and accessories, has just announced that it has added EBC brakes to its already ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Smoky brakes lead to Green Line delays

    Smoke coming from the brakes of an inbound D-Train caused moderate delays for one prong of the Green Line this morning. Just before 9 a.m., passengers were offloaded at the Brookline Village T stop while the train was towed to a yard for maintenance, MBTA spokeswoman Kelly Smith said.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. "I'm going to be blunt with you," Mr. Angelides said. "It sounds to me like selling a car with faulty brakes, and then selling an insurance policy on those cars."
    on Jan 14, 2010 By: Lloyd Blankfein Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

  2. "We've begun to put the brakes on this recession and ...... the worst may be behind us," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday.
    on Aug 8, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  3. "He had to slam on his brakes and take evasive action," Arpaio said of the officer. "Luckily, the deputy was alert."
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Source: SI.com

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