master cylinder

noun
a cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston
Hypernyms: ↑cylinder, ↑piston chamber
Part Holonyms: ↑hydraulic brake, ↑hydraulic brakes

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the hydraulic pump of an automotive braking system that contains a cylinder and one or two pistons, is actuated by the brake pedal, and supplies hydraulic fluid under pressure to the brakes at each wheel.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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