What does breaker mean?

Definitions for breaker
ˈbreɪ kərbreak·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word breaker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breaker, ledgemannoun

    a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone

  2. surf, breaker, breakersnoun

    waves breaking on the shore

  3. circuit breaker, breakernoun

    a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded


  1. breakernoun

    Something that breaks.

  2. breakernoun

    A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines

  3. breakernoun

    The building in which such a machine is placed.

  4. breakernoun

    A small cask of liquid kept permanently in a ship's boat in case of shipwreck.

  5. breakernoun

    A person who specializes in breaking things.

  6. breakernoun

    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

  7. breakernoun

    A breakdancer.

  8. breakernoun

    A user of CB radio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Breakernoun

    Etymology: from break.

    Cardinal, I’ll be no breaker of the law. William Shakespeare, H. IV.

    If the churches were not employed to be places to hear God’s law, there would be need of them, to be prisons for the breakers of the laws of men. South.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breakernoun

    one who, or that which, breaks

  2. Breakernoun

    specifically: A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines; also, the building in which such a machine is placed

  3. Breakernoun

    a small water cask

  4. Breakernoun

    a wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface


  1. Breaker

    Breaker is the third album released by the German heavy metal band Accept. It was once again recorded at Delta-Studio in Wilster with Dirk Steffens producing, and was the first Accept album engineered by Michael Wagener. Bassist Peter Baltes sings lead vocal on "Breaking Up Again", and the bridge vocal on "Midnight Highway". After the unsuccessful attempt at commercialism on I'm a Rebel, Accept decided not to allow any more outside people to influence the band. Pulling together in the midst of a very cold winter, the band members concentrated on making the album they themselves wanted to make. Udo Dirkschneider remembers: "Following our experiences with I'm A Rebel we made it our goal not to be influenced musically by anyone outside of the band this time." Udo believes Breaker is among Accept's best records and marks the beginning of the band's greatest era - the album title would later become the name of Udo's own record company, Breaker Records. Wolf Hoffmann concurs: "Maybe we knew that the old approach from the record before didn't work very well. So we were saying 'fuck it, let's just do what we think is right. Let's not try to be somebody else, let's not try to have a radio hit anymore.'" The lone possible concession to commercial interests was the upbeat rocker "Midnight Highway", which Wolf described as "sort of a semi-commercial attempt" and "a little too happy for my tastes."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Breaker

    brāk′ėr, n. a small water-cask, used on shipboard. [Prob. a corr. of Sp. bareca, a barrel.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. breaker

    A wave in the process of losing energy where offshore energy loss is caused by wind action and nearshore energy loss is caused by the impact of the sea floor as the wave enters shallow (shoaling) water. Breakers either plunge, spill, or surge. See also breaker angle.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Breaker is ranked #43285 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Breaker surname appeared 499 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Breaker.

    63.7% or 318 total occurrences were White.
    30.4% or 152 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of breaker in a Sentence

  1. Adav Noti:

    In the big picture, the FEC is legendary for not really penalizing anybody, so any penalty of significance from the FEC is noteworthy, and $21,000 — although it’s not a bank-breaker for a presidential campaign, it’s not nothing, either.

  2. Tony Visconti:

    When he put out albums like Heroes and Low, no one was doing anything like that, and then he gave birth to the New Romantic scene. He's a genre-breaker, and I can't wait for the ? imitation albums to start coming out.

  3. Tian Weidong:

    The market is back to normal. Investors can buy and sell as they wish, under the circuit breaker mechanism, the market was suffocated.

  4. Madison Kocian:

    It's definitely crazy. I wasn't sure if they were going to do a tie-breaker but I knew my execution would be a little better based on qualifications, so I knew either way I was going to have a medal. I was just hoping it'd still be gold.

  5. Chadi Nouri Gruber:

    Most of our competitors focus really on the romantic and poetic side of high jewelry creation, which is great because that fits their identity, we wanted to create something that fits ours. We are a rule-breaker, so we wanted to show we could do high jewelry creations ... but we can do it in a different way.

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