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noun break·er \ˈbrā-kər\

Definition of breaker

  1. 1a :  one that breaksb :  a machine or plant for breaking rocks or coalc chiefly British :  one who breaks up ships or cars for salvaged :  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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noun brea·ker \ˈbrā-kər\

Definition of breaker

  1. :  a small water cask

Origin and Etymology 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 for Students

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

  2. 2 :  a wave that breaks on shore



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