- /ˈbreɪk drʌm/ (say 'brayk drum)
the steel or cast-iron drum attached to the wheel hub or propeller shaft of a motor vehicle, etc., against which the brake lining is forcefully applied to arrest its turning when the brake is operated.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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