Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

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Definition: Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

What is the dictionary definition of Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)?

Dictionary Definition

The onboard system controlled by a vehicle’s computer that assists the manual braking system, helping a driver safely stop or slow a vehicle without skidding or losing control.

Full Definition of Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

An antilock braking system (ABS) is a safety anti-skid braking system used on aircraft and on land vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks, and buses. ABS operates by preventing the wheels from locking up during braking, thereby maintaining tractive contact with the road surface.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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