Definition of breather in English:


Syllabification: breath·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbrēT͟Hər


  • 2A vent or valve to release pressure or to allow air to move freely around something: a cask breather [as modifier]: a breather pipe
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    • Taking the breather cover off, he studied the carburetor valve.
    • Returning the screwdrivers to the tool box, he unscrewed the breather cover.
    • Replace the breather if the valve shows signs of wear or will not open and close easily.
  • 3A person or animal that breathes in a particular way, or breathes a particular substance: a heavy breather [in combination]: reptiles are lung-breathers
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    • So take a good look at your weights, heavy breathers.
    • Heavy breathers should maintain a distance of four inches between mouth and phone.
    • I awoke to the sound of a heavy breather in the other bed.

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