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meanings of brake


  1. A tool used for breaking flax or hemp.
  2. A cage.
  3. An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine or other motor by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake.
  4. A type of torture instrument.
  5. A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him.
  6. The handle of a pump.
  7. A fern; bracken.
  8. Something used to retard or stop some action, process etc.
  9. A device used to slow or stop the motion of a wheel, or of a vehicle, usually by friction (although other resistive forces, such as electromagnetic fields or aerodynamic drag, can also be used); also, the controls or apparatus used to engage such a mechanism such as the pedal in a car.
  10. A device used to confine or prevent the motion of an animal.
  11. A thicket, or an area overgrown with briers etc.
  12. A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after ploughing; a drag.
  13. That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn.
  14. The act of braking, of using a brake to slow down a machine or vehicle.
  15. A cart or carriage without a body, used in breaking in horses.^W.
  16. A baker's kneading trough.
  17. An enclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc.
  18. A carriage for transporting shooting parties and their equipment.^W.
  19. The winch of a crossbow.
  20. An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista.
  21. A type of machine for bending sheet metal. (See wikipedia.).


  1. To be stopped or slowed (as if) by braking.
  2. Simple past tense of break.
  3. To bruise and crush; to knead.
  4. To operate (a) brake(s).
  5. To pulverise with a harrow.


  1. A surname​.

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