Meaning of breaker


Pronunciation: (brā'kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that breaks.
  2. a wave that breaks or dashes into foam.
  3. a person who indicates a wish to transmit a message, as by breaking in on a channel.
  4. Also calleda strip of fabric under the tread of a pneumatic tire casing, designed to protect the carcass.
    1. brake1 (def. 4).
    2. a machine that separates the fiber from foreign matter in preparation for the carding process.
  5. a plow with a long, low moldboard for turning virgin land.
  6. See
    1. a building where coal delivered from a mine is broken up and sorted.
    2. a machine that reduces large lumps of coal or ore to a size that can be accommodated by a conveyor belt.
  7. a break dancer.
  1. (used to announce that a person is about to transmit a message or question on a channel, esp. one already in use.)


Pronunciation: (brā'kur), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. a small water cask for use in a boat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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