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breaker

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[ brey-ker ]
/ ˈbreɪ kər /
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noun

interjection

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Origin of breaker

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Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at break, -er1

synonym study for breaker

2. See wave.

Definition for breaker (2 of 2)

breaker2
[ brey-ker ]
/ ˈbreɪ kər /

noun Nautical.

a small water cask for use in a boat.

Origin of breaker

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1825–35; said to be alteration of Spanish bareca, variant of barrica small keg
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British Dictionary definitions for breaker (1 of 2)

breaker1
/ (ˈbreɪkə) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for breaker (2 of 2)

breaker2
/ (ˈbreɪkə) /

noun

a small water cask for use in a boat

Word Origin for breaker

C19: anglicized variant of Spanish barrica, from French (Gascon dialect) barrique
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Scientific definitions for breaker

breaker
[ brākər ]

A wave that crests or breaks into foam, as against a shoreline.
A circuit breaker.
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