coaster brake

coast·er brake
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-ster breyk]
    • /ˈkoʊ stər breɪk/
    • /ˈkəʊ.stər breɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-ster breyk]
    • /ˈkoʊ stər breɪk/

Definitions of coaster brake words

  • noun coaster brake a brake on a bicycle that engages when the pedals are turned in reverse 3
  • noun coaster brake a brake in the hub of the rear wheel of a bicycle, operated by reversing the pressure on the pedals: it also releases the wheel from the driving mechanism to permit free coasting 3
  • noun coaster brake a brake on the hub of the rear wheel of freewheel bicycles, operated by back pressure on the pedals. 1
  • noun coaster brake A special rear hub for a bicycle that functions as a brake when the user pedals backwards, and which allows the bicycle to roll without forcing the pedals to turn. 0

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Origin of coaster brake

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

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coaster brake popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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