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noun break·er \ˈbrā-kər\

Definition of breaker

  1. 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. 2 :  a wave breaking into foam (as against the shore)



12th Century

First Known Use of breaker

12th century

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breaker

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noun brea·ker \ˈbrā-kər\

Definition of breaker

  1. :  a small water cask



Origin of breaker

by folk etymology from Spanish barrica


First Known Use: 1833


BREAKER Defined for Kids

breaker

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noun brea·ker \ˈbrā-kər\

Definition of breaker

  1. 1 :  a person or thing that breaks something <a circuit breaker>

  2. 2 :  a wave that breaks on shore




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