meaning of breaker

breaker meaning in General Dictionary

one that or whatever breaks

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  • waves breaking from the shore
  • a quarry employee whom splits down blocks of rock
  • a tool that trips like a switch and opens up the circuit when overloaded
  • one that, or what, pauses.
  • especially: A machine for breaking rocks, or even for breaking coal at the mines; also, the building where these types of a machine is placed.
  • a tiny liquid cask.
  • a revolution breaking into foam from the coast, or against a sand lender, or a rock or reef nearby the surface.

breaker meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"heavy ocean revolution," 1680s, agent noun from break (v.). Associated: Breakers.


breaker meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) One that, or what, pauses.

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  • (n.) particularly: a device for breaking stones, or for breaking coal at the mines; also, the building where such a device is positioned.
  • (n.) A little liquid cask.
  • (letter.) A wave breaking into foam from the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef close to the surface.

Sentence Examples with the word breaker

Williams private character was detestable: he was cruel, lascivious, greedy of gain, a habitual breaker of oaths and promises, ungrateful and irreligious.

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