from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that breaks, as a machine for breaking up or crushing a substance, such as rock, coal, or plant fibers.
- n. A circuit breaker.
- n. A wave that crests or breaks into foam, as against a shoreline.
- n. One who break dances.
- n. Nautical A small water cask, often used in lifeboats.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that breaks.
- n. A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines
- n. The building in which such a machine is placed.
- n. A small cask of liquid kept permanently in a ship's boat in case of shipwreck.
- n. A person who specializes in breaking things.
- n. A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface, considered a useful warning to ships of an underwater hazard
- n. A breakdancer.
- n. A user of CB radio.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, breaks.
- n. Specifically: A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines; also, the building in which such a machine is placed.
- n. A small water cask.
- n. A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface.
- n. a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which breaks anything, as a machine to crush ores, stones, and other hard substances.
- n. A violator or transgressor: as, a breaker of the law.
- n. A wave broken into foam against the shore, a sand-bank, or a rock near the surface: generally in the plural.
- n. [In this sense perhaps a corruption of Sp.barrica, a keg.] A small water-cask used in boats to supply the crew with water and for ballast.
- n. A trainer, as of horses of dogs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. waves breaking on the shore
- n. a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded
- n. a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone
Alteration of Spanish barrica; see barricade.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
break + -er (Wiktionary)