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1breaker

noun break·er \ˈbrā-kər\

Definition of BREAKER

1
a :  one that breaks
b :  a machine or plant for breaking rocks or coal
c chiefly British :  one who breaks up ships or cars for salvage
d :  a device for opening a circuit; specifically :  circuit breaker
2
:  a wave breaking into foam (as against the shore)
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First Known Use of BREAKER

12th century

2breaker

noun brea·ker \ˈbrā-kər\

Definition of BREAKER

:  a small water cask

Origin of BREAKER

by folk etymology from Spanish barrica
First Known Use: 1833
BREAKER Defined for Kids

breaker

noun brea·ker \ˈbrā-kər\

Definition of BREAKER for Kids

1
:  a person or thing that breaks something <a circuit breaker>
2
:  a wave that breaks on shore
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