brake shoe definition

  • noun:
    • A curved steel block that presses against and arrests the rotation of a wheel or brake drum.
    • An element of a drum braking system into which the friction-producing braking system lining is connected.
    • the part of a brake against that your wheel rubs.
    • some wood or metal suited to a brake-block, or developing one piece with it, and offering as a rubber to retard, by rubbing with all the wheel-tread or-tire, the movement of a wheel.
    • a restraint supplied when the braking system linings tend to be relocated hydraulically up against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation

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