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Definition of "breaker" []

  • One that breaks, as a machine for breaking up or crushing a substance, such as rock, coal, or plant fibers. (noun)
  • A circuit breaker. (noun)
  • A wave that crests or breaks into foam, as against a shoreline. (noun)
  • One who break dances. (noun)
  • Nautical A small water cask, often used in lifeboats. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "breaker" in a sentence
  • "If your main breaker is a 2 pole breaker, this is most certainly what you have."
  • "Now the breaker is the quadruple jump, which none of the men landed in their long program, not even "Quad King" and Olympic bronze medalist Timothy Goebel, who finished second."
  • "For example, if you have a document with Korean and English and you use the Korean word breaker to process the document, then if you search the document for English words it will only find the exact words and not any other forms of the words (like ing and s)."