An example of brake is the device in your car that slows down or stops its movement forward.
An example of brake is when you step on the pedal in your car that is next to the gas pedal in order to slow down or stop your car.
A pump brake.
- The act of braking, of using a brake to slow down a machine or vehicle.
- (engineering) An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine or other motor by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake.
- (figuratively) Something used to retard or stop some action, process etc.