Definition of breaker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrākər/


1A heavy sea wave that breaks into white foam on the shore or a shoal.
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.
informal (big) kahuna
2A person or thing that breaks something: [in combination]: a rule-breaker a code-breaker
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  • 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.
2.1A person who breaks horses.
2.2 short for circuit breaker.
3A person who interrupts the conversation of others on a Citizens' Band radio channel, indicating a 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.

Words that rhyme with breaker

acre, baker, Chandrasekhar, faker, forsaker, Jamaica, Laker, maker, nacre, partaker, Quaker, raker, saker, shaker, staker, taker, undertaker, waker

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Syllabification: break·er

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