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break·er 1

 (brā′kər)
n.
1. One that breaks, as a machine for breaking up or crushing a substance, such as rock, coal, or plant fibers.
2. A circuit breaker.
3. A wave that crests or breaks into foam, as against a shoreline.
4. One who break dances.

brea·ker 2

 (brā′kər)
n. Nautical
A small water cask, often used in lifeboats.

[Alteration of Spanish barrica; see barricade.]

breaker

(ˈbreɪkə)
n
1. a person or thing that breaks something, such as a person or firm that breaks up old cars, etc
2. (Physical Geography) a large wave with a white crest on the open sea or one that breaks into foam on the shore
3. (Electronics) electronics short for circuit breaker
4. (Mining & Quarrying) a machine or plant for crushing rocks or coal
5. (Agriculture) Also called: breaking plough a plough with a long shallow mouldboard for turning virgin land or sod land
6. (Textiles) textiles a machine for extracting fibre preparatory to carding
7. (Broadcasting) an operator on citizens' band radio

breaker

(ˈbreɪkə)
n
(Nautical Terms) a small water cask for use in a boat
[C19: anglicized variant of Spanish barrica, from French (Gascon dialect) barrique]

break•er1

(ˈbreɪ kər)

n.
1. a person or thing that breaks.
2. a wave that breaks or dashes into foam.
3. a person indicating a wish to transmit a message on a CB radio, esp. on a channel already in use.
5. an implement used for breaking up rocks, soil, lumps of coal or ore, etc.
[1125–75]

break•er2

(ˈbreɪ kər)

n.
a small water cask for use in a boat.
[1825–35; perhaps alter. of Sp barrica; see barrel]
comber, breaker, roller - A long curving wave is a comber, a wave that curls over and dissolves into foam is a breaker, and a long wave moving steadily shoreward is a roller.
See also related terms for wave.

breaker

A wave in the process of losing energy where offshore energy loss is caused by wind action and nearshore energy loss is caused by the impact of the sea floor as the wave enters shallow (shoaling) water. Breakers either plunge, spill, or surge. See also breaker angle.

Breaker

A large, heavy plow for the initial breaking of prairie.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breaker - a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone
quarrier, quarryman - a man who works in a quarry
stone breaker - someone who breaks up stone
2.Breaker - waves breaking on the shorebreaker - waves breaking on the shore    
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
3.Breaker - a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloadedbreaker - a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded
electrical fuse, fuse, safety fuse - an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded

breaker

noun wave, roller, comber, billow, white horse, whitecap breakers on the sea wall
Translations
موجه كبيره
příbojová vlna
styrtsø
kicsapó hullám
brim
brekkerbrottsjø
sahile/kıyıya çarpıp kırılan dalga

breaker

[ˈbreɪkəʳ] N (= wave) → ola f grande

breaker

[ˈbreɪkər] n (= wave) → déferlante fbreak-even [ˌbreɪkˈiːvən]
n (also break-even point) → seuil m de rentabilité
modifde rentabilité
break-even chart → graphique m de rentabilitébreak-even point nseuil m de rentabilité

breaker

n
(= wave)Brecher m
(also breaker’s (yard)) to send a ship/vehicle to the breaker’s (yard)ein Schiff/Fahrzeug abwracken

breaker

[ˈbreɪkəʳ] n (wave) → frangente m

break

(breik) past tense broke (brouk) : past participle brəken (ˈbroukən) verb
1. to divide into two or more parts (by force).
2. (usually with off/away) to separate (a part) from the whole (by force).
3. to make or become unusable.
4. to go against, or not act according to (the law etc). He broke his appointment at the last minute.
5. to do better than (a sporting etc record).
6. to interrupt. She broke her journey in London.
7. to put an end to. He broke the silence.
8. to make or become known. They gently broke the news of his death to his wife.
9. (of a boy's voice) to fall in pitch.
10. to soften the effect of (a fall, the force of the wind etc).
11. to begin. The storm broke before they reached shelter.
noun
1. a pause. a break in the conversation.
2. a change. a break in the weather.
3. an opening.
4. a chance or piece of (good or bad) luck. This is your big break.
ˈbreakable adjective
(negative unbreakable) likely to break. breakable toys.
noun
(usually in plural) something likely to break.
ˈbreakage (-kidʒ) noun
the act of breaking, or its result(s).
ˈbreaker noun
a (large) wave which breaks on rocks or the beach.
ˈbreakdown noun
1. (often nervous breakdown) a mental collapse.
2. a mechanical failure causing a stop. The car has had another breakdown. See also break down.
break-inbreak in(to)ˈbreakneck adjective
(usually of speed) dangerous. He drove at breakneck speed.
breakoutbreak outˈbreakthrough noun
a sudden solution of a problem leading to further advances, especially in science.
ˈbreakwater noun
a barrier to break the force of the waves.
break away
to escape from control. The dog broke away from its owner.
break down
1. to use force on (a door etc) to cause it to open.
2. to stop working properly. My car has broken down.
3. to fail. The talks have broken down.
4. to be overcome with emotion. She broke down and wept.
break in(to)
1. to enter (a house etc) by force or unexpectedly (noun ˈbreak-in. The Smiths have had two break-ins recently).
2. to interrupt (someone's conversation etc).
break loose
to escape from control. The dog has broken loose.
break off
to stop. She broke off in the middle of a sentence.
break out
1. to appear or happen suddenly. War has broken out.
2. to escape (from prison, restrictions etc). A prisoner has broken out (noun ˈbreakout).
break out in
to (suddenly) become covered in a rash, in sweat etc. I'm allergic to strawberries. They make me break out in a rash.
break the ice
to overcome the first shyness etc. Let's break the ice by inviting our new neighbours for a meal.
break up
1. to divide, separate or break into pieces. He broke up the old furniture and burnt it; John and Mary broke up (= separated from each other) last week.
2. to finish or end. The meeting broke up at 4.40.
make a break for it
to make an (attempt to) escape. When the guard is not looking, make a break for it.
References in classic literature ?
After that he often came to see me, and when my mouth was healed the other breaker, Job, they called him, went on training me; he was steady and thoughtful, and I soon learned what he wanted.
I say lucky for us he did not reach us, and I might almost say luckily for himself; for we had only a small breaker of water and some soddened ship's biscuits with us, so sudden had been the alarm, so unprepared the ship for any disaster.
And I saw Leda the wife of Tyndarus, who bore him two famous sons, Castor breaker of horses, and Pollux the mighty boxer.
I see, moreover, many other Achaeans whose names I could tell you, but there are two whom I can nowhere find, Castor, breaker of horses, and Pollux the mighty boxer; they are children of my mother, and own brothers to myself.
A ticket - a little tikkut to Umballa - O Breaker of Hearts
The balloon skimmed this tall grass without bending it, like a gigantic butterfly: not an obstacle was in sight; it was an ocean of verdure without a single breaker.
The next breaker rolled them over and over, but eventually they all succeeded in crawling to safety, and in a moment more their ungainly craft had been washed up beside them.
What would they say of him if they knew,--of him, a breaker of their laws, a guest, and yet a sinner against all their conventions; a guest, and yet one whose hand it was which would strike them, some day or other, the great blow
Good boatmen," was Sheldon's verdict, as he saw the boat leap forward on the face of a huge breaker, the sweeps plying swiftly to keep her on that front of the moving mountain of water that raced madly for the shore.
He was waiting for the rush of a big breaker whereon to jump the reef.
My people in Bora Bora do not like heathen--they are all Christians; and I do not like Bora Bora Christians," he said one day, when I, with the idea of getting him to spend some of the money that was rightfully his, had been trying to persuade him to make a visit to his own island in one of our schooners--a special voyage which I had hoped to make a record breaker in the matter of prodigal expense.
One of the seamen just caught hold of the bows, as the curling breaker reached it: he was knocked over and over, but not hurt, and the boats though thrice lifted on high and let fall again, received no damage.