Automotive Dictionary: Brake Drum

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Automotive Dictionary: Brake Drum
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Brake Drum


Brake Drum
Cast-iron drum which is part of the braking system. The inside of the drum is machined to an accurate finish and the brake shoes, bearing against this surface, retard the speed of the car. The brake drum may also carry the road wheel. Drum brakes are nearly always confined to the rear wheels, disc brakes being used at the front on most cars manufactured today.
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