AskDefine | Define breaker

Dictionary Definition



1 a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone [syn: ledgeman]
2 waves breaking on the shore [syn: surf, breakers]
3 a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded [syn: circuit breaker]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (UK): /ˈbreɪkə/, /"breIk@/
  • (US): , /ˈbreɪkɚ/, /"breIk@`/
    Rhymes: -eɪkə(r)


to break + -er


  1. Something that breaks.
  2. A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines
  3. The building in which such a machine is placed.
  4. A small cask of water kept permanently in a ship's boat in case of shipwreck
  5. especially in plural A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface, considered a useful warning to ships of an underwater hazard
  6. A breakdancer.


  • (something that breaks):
  • (machine for breaking rocks or coal):
  • (small cask of water in case of shipwreck):
  • (building containing such a machine):
  • (wave):
  • (breakdancer): B-boy (male), B-girl (female), breakdancer


something that breaks
machine for breaking rocks or coal
building containing such a machine
small cask of water in case of shipwreck
breakdancer See breakdancer

Extensive Definition

Breaker or breakers has the following meanings:
Breaker may also mean:

Sports teams

See also

breaker in Catalan: Interruptor
breaker in Spanish: Interruptor

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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