Meaning of emergency brake

emer'gency brake"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda special brake used to prevent a motor vehicle from rolling after it has stopped or been parked. Cf. brake (def. 1).
  2. any brake meant to stop a vehicle in an emergency.
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