antilock brake

an′ti•lock brake′
[[t]ˈæn tiˌlɒk, ˈæn taɪ-[/t]] n.
aum a brake equipped with a computer-controlled device that prevents the wheel from locking
Etymology: 1970–75

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • antilock — adjective Date: 1970 being a braking system for a motor vehicle designed to keep the wheels from locking by electronically controlled pulsed application of the brake for each wheel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antilock — ˌ adjective Etymology: anti (I) + lock (III) : being a braking system for a motor vehicle designed to keep the wheels from locking by electronically controlled pulsed application of the brake for each wheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • ABS brake — noun Another name for antilock brake …   Wiktionary

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