air brake definition by Webster's New World
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- a brake operated by the action of compressed air on a piston
- popularly speed brake
air brake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A brake, especially on a motor vehicle, that is operated by compressed air.
- A surface, such as an aileron, that can be projected into the airflow in order to decrease the air speed of an airplane by increasing drag; a spoiler.