hydraulic brakes

noun
brake system in which a brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder; brake fluid then applies great force to the brake pads or shoes
Syn: ↑hydraulic brake
Hypernyms: ↑brake system, ↑brakes
Hyponyms: ↑disk brake, ↑disc brake, ↑drum brake, ↑foot brake

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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