a person or thing that breaks.
a wave that breaks or dashes into foam.
Citizens Band Radio Slang. a person who indicates a wish to transmit a message, as by breaking in on a channel.
Also called breaker strip. Automotive. a strip of fabric under the tread of a pneumatic tire casing, designed to protect the carcass.

brake1 (def 5).
a machine that separates the fiber from foreign matter in preparation for the carding process.

Also called prairie breaker. a plow with a long, low moldboard for turning virgin land.
Electricity, circuit breaker.

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.

a break dancer.
Citizens Band Radio Slang. (used to announce that a person is about to transmit a message or question on a channel, especially one already in use.)
a small water cask for use in a boat.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
The Republic Plato
Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers Various
The Universal Reciter Various
Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty’s ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836 Robert FitzRoy
Youth Joseph Conrad
Down the Slope James Otis

a person or thing that breaks something, such as a person or firm that breaks up old cars, etc
a large wave with a white crest on the open sea or one that breaks into foam on the shore
(electronics) short for circuit breaker
a machine or plant for crushing rocks or coal
Also called breaking plough. a plough with a long shallow mouldboard for turning virgin land or sod land
(textiles) a machine for extracting fibre preparatory to carding
an operator on citizens’ band radio
a small water cask for use in a boat


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