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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breaker  \Break"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  breaks. 
 
  I'll  be  no  breaker  of  the  law.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Specifically:  A  machine  for  breaking  rocks,  or  for 
  breaking  coal  at  the  mines;  also  the  building  in  which 
  such  a  machine  is  placed. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  A  small  water  cask.  --Totten. 
 
  4.  A  wave  breaking  into  foam  against  the  shore,  or  against  a 
  sand  bank,  or  a  rock  or  reef  near  the  surface. 
 
  The  breakers  were  right  beneath  her  bows. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breaker 
  n  1:  a  quarry  worker  who  splits  off  blocks  of  stone  [syn:  {ledgeman}] 
  2:  waves  breaking  on  the  shore  [syn:  {surf},  {breakers}] 




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