anti-lock

anti-lock /an-ti-lokˈ/
adjective
(of a braking system) designed to prevent the wheels of a vehicle locking when the brakes are applied
ORIGIN:anti- (1)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • anti-lock — /ˈænti lɒk/ (say antee lok) adjective of or relating to brakes or braking systems in motor vehicles or aircraft which prevent the wheels from locking under fierce braking. See ABS1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • anti-lock braking system — UK US noun [countable] [singular anti lock braking system plural anti lock braking systems] a piece of equipment in a car that allows you to keep control of the car when you stop it quickly. The equipment is often simply called ABS . Thesaurus …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Anti-lock braking system — An anti lock braking system (ABS, from German: Antiblockiersystem) is a safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to continue interacting tractively with the road surface as directed by driver steering inputs while braking,… …   Wikipedia

  • anti-lock braking system — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms anti lock braking system : singular anti lock braking system plural anti lock braking systems a piece of equipment in a car that allows you to keep control of the car when you stop it quickly. The equipment is… …   English dictionary

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