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English definition of “handbrake”

handbrake

noun [C] uk   /ˈhænd.breɪk/ UK (US emergency brake, US also parking brake) us  
a device operated by hand that locks into position and prevents a vehicle from moving: You're supposed to put the handbrake on whenever you stop on a hill.The interior of vehicles
(Definition of handbrake from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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