Cars & Driving

  • noun a horizontal bar which is pulled forward when the handbrake is applied at its central point, which is pivoted, while it is connected at each end to the handbrake cable, enabling equal force to be exerted on each rear brake


  • A component, circuit, device, or piece of equipment which serves to offset, counterbalance, neutralize, or stabilize. Used, for instance, to make up for system deficiencies, environmental complications, or for adjustments made to meet specific needs.