: a break in activity for rest or relief
: a small vent in an otherwise airtight enclosure
Examples of BREATHER
- He decided to give them a breather.
- <took a breather from the seemingly endless task of sorting through years of stuff stored in the attic>
First Known Use of BREATHER
breath·er noun \ˈbrē-thər\ (Medical Dictionary)
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