master cylinder

A component of a hydraulic brake system whose piston is moved by the pilot. This pushes the hydraulic fluid into the wheel cylinder, applying the brake.

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  • master cylinder — The primary component for pressurizing fluid in a hydraulic system. Used in the braking system, it supports a reservoir for holding brake fluid and is activated each time the driver depresses the brake pedal. Also see brake master cylinder dual… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • master cylinder — noun a cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston • Syn: ↑brake cylinder, ↑hydraulic brake cylinder • Hypernyms: ↑cylinder, ↑piston chamber • Part Holonyms: ↑hydraulic brake, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • master cylinder — the hydraulic pump of an automotive braking system that contains a cylinder and one or two pistons, is actuated by the brake pedal, and supplies hydraulic fluid under pressure to the brakes at each wheel. * * * …   Universalium

  • Master cylinder — Формный цилиндр офсетной множительной машины; цилиндр с офсетной бумажной формой; Цилиндр с эталонной формой …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • brake master cylinder — The part of the hydraulic brake system which stores the brake fluid. As the brake pedal is applied pressure is forced against a small movable piston in the master cylinder to push hydraulic fluid through the lines to the wheel cylinders and force …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • dual-piston master cylinder — See tandem master cylinder …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • split-system master cylinder — See tandem master cylinder …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • tandem master cylinder — A master cylinder with two pistons; when the brake pedal is pressed, the pushrod activates the primary piston which in turn moves the secondary piston; necessary for dual circuit braking systems …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • cylinder — [1] The round chamber or hole in the cylinder block that houses the pistons and where combustion takes place. Also called bore or barrel. [2] Any tube like device. [3] A device which converts fluid power into linear mechanical force and motion.… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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