A drum brake is a brake that uses friction caused by a set of shoes or pads that press outward against a rotating cylinder-shaped part called a brake drum.
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1. hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe
(synonym) drum brakes
(hypernym) hydraulic brake, hydraulic brakes
(part-meronym) brake drum, drum
A type of brake using a shallow drum-shaped metal cylinder that attaches to the inner surface of the wheel and rotates with it. When you press down on the brake pedal , curved brake shoes with friction linings press against the inner circumference of the drum to slow or stop the vehicle. Also see brake drum .
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