Associations to the word «Breaker»

Wiktionary

BREAKER, noun. Something that breaks.
BREAKER, noun. A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines
BREAKER, noun. The building in which such a machine is placed.
BREAKER, noun. A small cask of liquid kept permanently in a ship's boat in case of shipwreck.
BREAKER, noun. A person who specializes in breaking things.
BREAKER, noun. (chiefly in the plural) A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface, considered a useful warning to ships of an underwater hazard
BREAKER, noun. (colloquial) A breakdancer.
BREAKER, noun. A user of CB radio.

Dictionary definition

BREAKER, noun. A quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone.
BREAKER, noun. Waves breaking on the shore.
BREAKER, noun. A device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded.

Wise words

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