Meaning JAKE BRAKE
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JAKE BRAKE


(Slang)  The Jacob engine brake.  Used as an auxiliary braking device on a tractor.   Builds up back pressure in the engine by preventing the exhaust from escaping so that the engine slows.
Source: rsmck.com

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JAKE BRAKE


(slang) Especially on trucks, an engine compression brake that closes the valves in an engine in order to slow the vehicle; an engine retarder.
Source: en.wiktionary.org

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JAKE BRAKE


Comes from Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc. (Jacobs), it is an extra supplement to the friction brake system on wheels. Using an air compression and release mechanism, the engine itself works to slow the vehicle.
Leo Peixoto - 23 July 2019


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