an instrument consisting of a small bag or tube filled with chemically treated crystals, into which a sample of a motorist’s breath is taken as a test for intoxication.
a sequence of sounds articulated in the course of a single exhalation; an utterance or part of an utterance produced between pauses for breath. Historical Examples Modern Spanish Lyrics Various
New and refreshing, as in His arrival was like a breath of fresh air. This term transfers the idea of fresh air to a new approach or welcome arrival, and has largely replaced both the earlier breath of heaven and breath of spring, although the latter is still heard occasionally. [ Mid-1800s ]
thrillingly beautiful, remarkable, astonishing, exciting, or the like: a breathtaking performance. Contemporary Examples The Best Books by U.S. Presidents Allen Barra February 17, 2013 Fresh Picks Chris Rendell October 3, 2011 The Most Stunning View Ever of Planets Being Born Matthew R. Francis November 8, 2014 Mark McKinnon: Backstage at the Bush Movie Mark McKinnon […]
a test by breath analyzer. noun (Brit) a chemical test of a driver’s breath to determine the amount of alcohol he has consumed noun