brake shoe

brake shoe

brake shoe Word Origin noun

  1. a rigid plate, usually of steel in the shape of an arc of a cylinder, coated on the outside of its curved surface with a friction-producing material and tightened against the inside of a brake drum to produce a braking action.
  2. (on a bicycle) one of two metal blocks holding rubber pads that, when the hand brake is activated, press against the rotating wheel to produce a braking action.Compare caliper(def 6).

Origin of brake shoe An Americanism dating back to 1870–75 Also called shoe. British Dictionary definitions for brake shoe brake shoe noun

  1. the curved metal casting to which the brake lining is riveted in a drum brake
  2. the curved metal casting together with the attached brake lining

Sometimes shortened to: shoe

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