Definitions for "Engine Brake"
Brake device using engine compression pressure to slow down a vehicle. (Engine driven by drivetrain.)
(Energy Retarder or jake brake) A system that allows for slowing of a vehicle that is independent of the conventional braking systems. A driver would normally down-shift to slow his descent of a hill, using engine compression. The engine brake increases the effectiveness of this regarding force.
a braking system used primarily on semi-trucks or other large vehicles that modifies engine valve operation to use engine compression to slow the vehicle
A timer-operated device to stop the propeller of a free-flight duration aircraft at the end of the permitted engine run.