Definition of footbrake in US English:



  • A brake lever in a motor vehicle, which the driver operates by pressing down with the foot.

    • ‘Turner uses a Winters shifter, and he leaves from 3,000 rpm against the footbrake and shifts at 8,000 rpm.’
    • ‘I'm above average without electronics - with a transbrake in Super Stock and off the footbrake in Stock - and I'm average in Super Comp.’
    • ‘Take note if you have broad feet it is possible to dip the accelerator when going for the footbrake.’
    • ‘When a driver launches, be it by transbrake, footbrake, or clutch, the power is sent to the rear tires.’
    • ‘A document obtained by the M.E.N. reveals they were told of a problem with the Vario's footbrake pedal.’
    • ‘Jonny managed to apply the footbrake just in time after his friend Pete had shouted at him to press the middle pedal.’
    • ‘The guy had footbrakes, a parking brake, a gear selector and he still couldn't stop his car.’
    • ‘‘That's what I did when I first started running in bracket competition with a footbrake car,’ he said, ‘and I still like doing it today.’’
    • ‘‘I did it on the footbrake, and I'm proud of that,’ he said.’
    • ‘A police examiner found the footbrake was five per cent efficient.’