(b) A brake shoe. Brake shoe or Brake rubber, the part of a brake against which the wheel rubs.
Brake wheel, a wheel on the platform or top of a car by which brakes are operated. Continuous
brake . See under Continuous.
(Brake"man) n.; pl. Brakemen
1. (Railroads) A man in charge of a brake or brakes.
2. (Mining) The man in charge of the winding (or hoisting) engine for a mine.
(Brak"y) a. Full of brakes; abounding with brambles, shrubs, or ferns; rough; thorny.
In the woods and braky glens.
(Bra"ma) n. See Brahma.
(Bra"mah press`) A hydrostatic press of immense power, invented by Joseph Bramah of
London. See under Hydrostatic.
(Bram"ble) n. [OE. brembil, AS. bremel, brembel, br&aemacrmbel fr. the same root as E.
broom, As. brom. See Broom.]
1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Rubus, including the raspberry and blackberry. Hence: Any rough,
The thorny brambles, and embracing bushes.
2. (Zoöl.) The brambling or bramble finch.
(Bram"ble bush`) (Bot.) The bramble, or a collection of brambles growing together.
He jumped into a bramble bush
And scratched out both his eyes.
(Bram"bled) a. Overgrown with brambles.
Forlorn she sits upon the brambled floor.
(Bram"ble net`) A net to catch birds.
(Bram"bling) n. [OE. bramline. See Bramble, n.] (Zoöl.) The European mountain finch
(Fringilla montifringilla); called also bramble finch and bramble.