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In windmills, a band brake of wood or iron working on the outer rim of the BRAKE WHEEL, & controlled by a BRAKE LEVER (also known as a brake beam or brake staff) and BRAKE ROPE. Also known as a gripe.

Alternative terms

Term Language Region
Bremse, Presse f, Fang m German
frein m French
Gripe English East Anglia
vang Dutch

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