brake pipe


brake pipe
A steel pipe used to transmit the brake fluid. See flexible brake pipe

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • air brake — noun 1. : a brake operated by a piston driven by compressed air from reservoirs connected to brake cylinders by triple valves which upon reduction of air pressure in the brake pipe automatically admit air from the reservoirs into the brake… …   Useful english dictionary