emergency brake Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “emergency brake” in the English Dictionary

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emergency brakenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   US (UK handbrake)
a ​deviceoperated by ​hand that ​locks into ​position and ​prevents a ​vehicle from ​moving: You're ​supposed to use the ​emergencybrakewhenever you ​stop on a ​hill.
(Definition of emergency brake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “emergency brake”
in Chinese (Simplified) 手刹车,手制动器…
in Turkish el freni…
in Russian ручной тормоз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手刹車,手制動器…
in Polish hamulec ręczny…
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