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A brake is a device which inhibits motion. Its opposite component is a clutch . The rest of this article is dedicated to various types of vehicular brakes. Most commonly brakes use friction to convert kinetic energy into heat , though other methods of energy conversion may be employed

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The disc brake or disk brake is a device for slowing or stopping the rotation of a wheel while it is in motion. A brake disc (or rotor in American English) is usually made of cast iron , but may in some cases be made of composites such as reinforced carbon–carbon or ceramic matrix

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An exhaust brake is a means of slowing a diesel engine by closing off the exhaust path from the engine, causing the exhaust gases to be compressed in the exhaust manifold, and in the cylinder. Since the exhaust is being compressed, and there is no fuel being applied, the engine works backwards

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synonymous with station wagon or estate . [ citation needed ] In contemporary usage, the term shooting brake has broadened to include a range of vehicles from five-door station wagons — to three-door models combining features of a wagon and a coupé . In 2006, The New York Times said

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An overrun brake is a brake system commonly used on small trailers , where the motion of the trailer with respect to the towing vehicle is used to actuate the brake . A spring enables the drawbar to move back and forth slightly relative to the trailer chassis. During towing vehicle braking | 2011/7/6 4:57:56

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