- pressure plate
- A component of an aircraft disc brake system. It is a strong, heavy plate used in multiple-disc brakes that receives the force from the brake cylinders and changes it into a squeezing action on the brake discs to produce friction. This results in the application of brakes.A typical disc brake system.
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