Definition of breaker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪkə/


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.
Australian/New Zealand  bombora
informal boomer
North American informal kahuna
archaic billow
2A person or thing that breaks something: [in combination]: a rule-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.
2.1chiefly British A person who breaks up disused machinery: those steam engines were now gone to the breaker’s yard
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  • 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.

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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