anti-lock braking system


anti-lock braking system
.anti-lock 'braking .system
n [U]
ABS a piece of equipment that makes a vehicle easier to control when you have to stop very suddenly

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • anti-lock braking system — UK US noun [countable] [singular anti lock braking system plural anti lock braking systems] a piece of equipment in a car that allows you to keep control of the car when you stop it quickly. The equipment is often simply called ABS . Thesaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anti-lock braking system — An anti lock braking system (ABS, from German: Antiblockiersystem) is a safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to continue interacting tractively with the road surface as directed by driver steering inputs while braking,… …   Wikipedia

  • anti-lock braking system — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms anti lock braking system : singular anti lock braking system plural anti lock braking systems a piece of equipment in a car that allows you to keep control of the car when you stop it quickly. The equipment is… …   English dictionary

  • anti-lock braking system — See anti lock brake system …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • anti-lock braking system — n. ABS, system on cars that prevents the wheels from locking while braking …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anti-lock braking system — noun (U) a piece of equipment that makes a vehicle easier to control when you have to stop very suddenly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • anti-lock brake system — (ABS) Sometimes called anti skid brakes. A device which senses that one or more of the wheels are locking up during braking. It monitors the rotational speeds of the wheels and reduces hydraulic pressure to any wheel it senses locking up.It is… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • braking system — All the components that contribute to stopping the vehicle. Also see anti lock braking system diagonal split braking system dual circuit braking system dual line braking system dual braking system hydraulic braking system secondary braking system …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • anti-lock — /an ti lokˈ/ adjective (of a braking system) designed to prevent the wheels of a vehicle locking when the brakes are applied ORIGIN: ↑anti (1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • anti-lock — [an′tē läk΄, an′tīläk΄] adj. designating or of an automotive braking system that prevents the wheels from locking during a sudden stop: also antilock * * * …   Universalium


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