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breaker

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)

First Known Use of breaker

12th century


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breaker

noun brea·ker \ ˈbrā-kər \

Definition of breaker

:a small water cask

Origin and Etymology of breaker

by folk etymology from Spanish barrica

British Definition of BREAKER

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breaker

noun

British Definition of breaker

:one who breaks up ships or cars for salvage

BREAKER Defined for Kids

breaker

noun brea·ker \ ˈbrā-kər \

Definition of breaker for Students

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


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