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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


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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