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lock-shoe, noun

Origin:
DutchShow more Translation of Dutch remschoen, see remskoen.
historical, Wagon-making
Note:
The English word ‘brake’ in the sense ‘motion-retarding device’ first appeared in 1782 (according to the OED), so a translator of the time would have been influenced by the idiom of the language being translated (Swedish for both Sparrman and Thunberg) in his choice of a word for this device. Dutch is, however, the ultimate origin.
remskoen sense 1.
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. I. 124In order that..the wheel that is to be locked may not be worn,..a kind of sledge carriage, hollowed out on the inside, and called a lock-shoe is fitted to it.
1967 E. Rosenthal Encycl. of Sn Afr. 320Lock-Shoe, A device locked into the side of a wheel to prevent wagons skidding downhill.
remskoen1.

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