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breaker

Line breaks: break¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪkə
 
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Definition of breaker in English:

noun

1A heavy sea wave that breaks into white foam on the shore.
Example sentences
  • In a split second all eyes turned eastward and there, at the end of Telescope Point, was the white sail barely visible as it competed with the white foam of the breakers.
  • We went off quickly to the beach to look at the Baltic - walked through the forest from the car park, and then on to the very fine sand on an almost totally deserted beach, with heavy breakers rolling onto the shore.
  • The men heaved on the oars and the ship rolled and heaved through the white breakers.
Synonyms
Australian/New Zealand bombora
informal boomer
North American informal kahuna
archaic billow
2A person or thing that breaks something: [in combination]: a rule-breaker
More example sentences
  • Add to that: vain, an inveterate breaker of promises, a gambler and a lover of alibis, and the picture becomes ever more confusing.
  • And if either of you break the pact the other person you shook with gets to hurt the promise breaker in some way.
  • Trips on the train and to the White House serve as tension breakers - and can only help keep the Coyotes together.
2.1chiefly British A person who breaks up disused machinery: those steam engines were now gone to the breaker’s yard
More example sentences
  • Having used small man-made objets trouvés in his early sculpture, from 1958 he began to incorporate parts of machines salvaged from breakers' yards.
  • A breakers yard has been operating from the land since 1950.
  • Doncaster police are also investigating an assault in a breakers yard on Greenfield Lane in the Balby area of Doncaster.
2.2 short for circuit breaker.
3A person who interrupts a conversation on a Citizens' Band radio channel, indicating that they wish to transmit a message.
3.1Any CB radio user.
4A break dancer.
Example sentences
  • Bruises, sprained wrists and ankles, and dislocated shoulders are not uncommon for a breaker.
  • A break-dancer is also known as a breaker.
  • They also feature some histories and definitions for new breakers.

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