A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action:
— He never knew what to do in an emergency.
Dutch: nood, noodgeval
A state in which martial law applies.
A brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage.
Dutch: handrem, noodrem
Polish: hamulec bezpieczeństwa
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