Definitions for "Disc brakes"
Keywords:  caliper, brake, pad, rotor, straddled
Properly called caliper disc brakes, a type of brake that consists of a rotor that rotates at wheel speed, straddled by a caliper with brake pads near its edge. The calipers pinch the rotor, slowing or stopping the wheel.
A brake system in which only one of the two pads are energized and move the caliper so that it is caught between both pads.
A braking system that employs a rotating steel disc and a caliper containing pads that pinch the disc to produce friction to slow the vehicle.