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noun [countable] American     emergency brake pronunciation in American English
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singularemergency brake
pluralemergency brakes
  1. the piece of equipment in a car that you use for preventing the car from moving when it is parked, or in an emergency. The brake that you usually use for stopping the car is called the foot brake.

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