brake shoe

brake shoe (plural brake shoes)

  1. (mechanical engineering) An element of a drum brake into which the friction-producing brake lining is attached.
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    • 2014, Tom Denton, Automotive Technician Training: Entry Level 3: Introduction to Light Vehicle Technology, Routledge (ISBN 9781317938071), page 224:
      The rotating action of the brake drum tends to pull one brake shoe harder into contact. This is known as self-servo action. It occurs on the brake shoe, which is after the wheel cylinder, in the direction of wheel rotation.
  2. (bicycling) A brake lining unit in a coaster brake on a bike.

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