Breaker meaning

brākər
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One who break dances.
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A small water cask, often used in lifeboats.
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A circuit breaker.
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One that breaks, as a machine for breaking up or crushing a substance, such as rock, coal, or plant fibers.
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A circuit breaker.
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A wave that crests or breaks into foam, as against a shoreline.
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A person or thing that breaks.
  • A device or structure for breaking up rock, coal, etc.
  • A wave that breaks into foam against a shore or reef.
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A small water keg, often carried in lifeboats.
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A wave that crests or breaks into foam, as against a shoreline.
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Something that breaks.
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A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines.
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The building in which such a machine is placed.
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A small cask of liquid kept permanently in a ship's boat in case of shipwreck.
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A person who specializes in breaking things.
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(chiefly in the plural) A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface, considered a useful warning to ships of an underwater hazard.
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(colloquial) A breakdancer.
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A user of CB radio.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
breaker
Plural:
breakers

Origin of breaker

  • Alteration of Spanish barrica barricade

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • break +‎ -er

    From Wiktionary