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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 ?
Saxon screamed in sudden wonder of delight, then caught her breath and gazed at the amazing peacock-blue of a breaker, shot through with golden sunlight, overfalling in a mile-long sweep and thundering into white ruin of foam on a crescent beach of sand scarcely less white.
He was waiting for the rush of a big breaker whereon to jump the reef.
The scheme had an air of adventure that inspired me, and the thought of the water breaker beside the fore companion doubled my growing courage.
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 the different forms of government make laws democratical, aristocratical, tyrannical, with a view to their several interests; and these laws, which are made by them for their own interests, are the justice which they deliver to their subjects, and him who transgresses them they punish as a breaker of the law, and unjust.
Him who breaketh up their tables of values, the breaker, the lawbreaker:--he, however, is the creator.
The mouth of the Columbia is upwards of four miles wide with a peninsula and promontory on one side, and a long low spit of land on the other; between which a sand bar and chain of breakers almost block the entrance.
Only those curious times could have given rise to the amazing spectacle of one, Farley, a notorious commander of strike- breakers, who, in 1906, swept across the United States in special trains from New York to San Francisco with an army of twenty-five hundred men, fully armed and equipped, to break a strike of the San Francisco street-car men.
This brilliant expanse, several miles in width, is on all sides divided, either by a line of snow-white breakers from the dark heaving waters of the ocean, or from the blue vault of heaven by the strips of land, crowned by the level tops of the cocoa-nut trees.
Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware
The Torres Straits are nearly thirty-four leagues wide; but they are obstructed by an innumerable quantity of islands, islets, breakers, and rocks, that make its navigation almost impracticable; so that Captain Nemo took all needful precautions to cross them.
Between the marble cenotaphs on either hand of the pulpit, the wall which formed its back was adorned with a large painting representing a gallant ship beating against a terrible storm off a lee coast of black rocks and snowy breakers.