Word forms: (regular plural) brake pads
(Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Brakes, steering, wheels, tires, and suspension) A brake pad is a thin block that presses onto the disk in a disk brake in order to make a vehicle go slower or stop. ▶ brake1, brake2
⇒ New more durable brake pad material increases the life of brake linings by 50 percent. ⇒ When the brake pedal is applied, the brake pads are forced by hydraulic pressure against the brake disk. ⇒ Hydraulic fluid movement squeezes the brake pad friction material against the surface of the rotating brake disk which enables the
vehicle to slow down or stop.
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