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A type of vehicle brake in which brake shoes press against the inside of a drum on the wheel.
- ‘Low-tech rear drum brakes have been standard for even high-level compact cars like the Civic and Corolla, but the Spectra fits solid discs in the rear combined with vented discs in the front.’
- ‘‘Their purchasing department told us that drum brakes cost less than discs,’ he said, ‘and that's true on a strict part-for-part basis.’’
- ‘Studies have shown that disc brakes grab faster and hold longer than drum brakes.’
- ‘In addition, the plant produces corner modules, disc brake calipers, drum brakes and wheel cylinders.’
- ‘Single-piston vented front discs and rear drum brakes are standard equipment.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.