- brake1(def 5).
- a machine that separates the fiber from foreign matter in preparation for the carding process.
- a building where coal delivered from a mine is broken up and sorted.
- a machine that reduces large lumps of coal or ore to a size that can be accommodated by a conveyor belt.
- breakbone fever,
- breakdown van,
- breakdown voltage,
- breaker card,
- breaker strip,
- breaker zone,
- breakerless ignition,
Origin of breaker1
Origin of breaker2
Examples from the Web for breaker
Ariana Grande, leader of men and breaker of chains, makes quick work of the sad cages and frees her friends.Ariana Grande’s Gay-Friendly Intergalactic Dance Party|Amy Zimmerman|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“If you are breaker of taboos, then anti-Semitism is only another taboo, no different from any other,” she writes.
“Naming your kid Hunter or Breaker is like saying f--k you to the world that invented feminism,” said Richmond.
After supper he went over to see Mr. Jones, in obedience to the instructions received from the breaker boss.Derrick Sterling|Kirk Monroe
To correct this, the breaker applies certain well-known aids, which it is unnecessary here to repeat.The Barb and the Bridle|Vielle Moustache
They threw themselves upon the beach and clung "tooth and toenail" when the breaker receded.Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns|Halsey Davidson
We passed the sail into the boat, and lowered a bread-bag, a kid full of beef and pork, and a breaker of fresh water.Miles Wallingford|James Fenimore Cooper
At last the mate gained his point, and the men each took a breaker, and went up to the cabin for the water.The Little Savage|Captain Frederick Marryat
Word Origin for breaker
"heavy ocean wave," 1680s, agent noun from break (v.). Related: Breakers.