brake disc

brake disc
noun the disc attached to the wheel in a disc brake.

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  • brake — [1] To slow down a vehicle. [2] The mechanism that converts motion (kinetic energy) into heat energy through friction. The most common instance is found in the wheels of cars where the brake shoes or disc pads are designed to press against the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • disc brake — noun hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to both sides of a spinning disk by the brake pads • Syn: ↑disk brake • Hypernyms: ↑hydraulic brake, ↑hydraulic brakes • Part Meronyms: ↑brake disk, ↑brake pad * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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