Meaning of BREAKER in English


I. break·er ˈbrā-kər noun

Date: 12th century


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)

II. brea·ker ˈbrā-kər noun

Etymology: by folk etymology from Spanish barrica

Date: 1833

: a small water cask

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