Brake shoeor 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.
W. Browne.

(Bra"ma) n. See Brahma.

Bramah press
(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, prickly shrub.

The thorny brambles, and embracing bushes.

2. (Zoöl.) The brambling or bramble finch.

Bramble bush
(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.
Mother Goose.

(Bram"bled) a. Overgrown with brambles.

Forlorn she sits upon the brambled floor.
T. Warton.

Bramble net
(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.

(b) A brake shoe.

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