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Wiktionary (16)

n A tool used for breaking flax or hemp. (defdate|from 15th c.)
n (obsolete) The winch of a crossbow. (defdate|14th-19th c.)
n (context|chiefly|_|nautical) The handle of a pump.
n A device used to slow or stop the motion of a wheel, or of a vehicle, by friction; also, the controls or apparatus used to engage such a mechanism such as the pedal in a car. (defdate|from 18th c.)
n (figuratively) Something used to retard or stop some action, process etc.
n The act of braking, of using a brake to slow down a machine or vehicle
v (intransitive) To operate (a) brake(s).
v (intransitive) To be stopped or slowed (as if) by braking.
n (obsolete) A cage. (defdate|16th-17th c.)
n (context|now|_|historical) A type of torture instrument. (defdate|from 16th c.)
v (archaic) (past of|break)