power brake power brake

Definition(s):

  • (n) a brake on an automobile that magnifies a small force applied to the brake pedal into a proportionately larger force applied to slow or stop the vehicle

Usage(s):

  • The cars: 1901 Oldsmobiles, enjoying a jaunty revival in the era of the tail fin and the power brake.

News

  • GM recalls nearly 293,000 Cruzes for brake problem

    DETROIT • General Motors is recalling nearly 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars in the U.S. because the power-assisted brakes can fail. The company says the recall affects Cruzes made in Lordstown, Ohio, from the 2011 and 2012 model years. The cars have 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engines and 6T-40 six-speed automatic transmissions. GM says the power brake boosters can fail and in rare ...
    on August 16, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

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