Definitions for air brake

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

air′ brake`(n.)

  1. a brake or system of brakes operated by compressed air.

    Category: Machinery

  2. a device for reducing the air speed of an aircraft by increasing its drag.

    Category: Aeronautics

Origin of air brake:

1870–75, Amer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Air brake

    a railway brake operated by condensed air

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