Meaning of BREAK-IN in English

BREAK-IN

I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

( -s )

Etymology: break in

1. : the act or action of breaking in

2. : a hole in brickwork to receive the end of a timber, a plug, or other member

3. : a preliminary performance or series of performances serving as a trial run

4. : break II 3c

II. adjective

: of or relating to a system or arrangement in which an automatic device permits the transmitting radio operator to receive incoming signals in intervals between his own transmitted signals

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