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  1. jake brake(Noun)

    Especially on trucks, an engine compression brake that closes the valves in an engine in order to slow the vehicle; an engine retarder.

  2. Origin: From JakeBrake brand compression brakes. Though a brand name, this term is often used to refer to the device in general.

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