Meaning of BREAKER in English



Pronunciation: ' br ā -k ə r

Function: noun

Date: 12th century

1 a : one that breaks b : a machine or plant for breaking rocks or coal c chiefly British : one who breaks up ships or cars for salvage d : a device for opening a circuit specifically : CIRCUIT BREAKER

2 : a wave breaking into foam (as against the shore)

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.