Break"er (?), n.


One who, or that which, breaks.

I'll be no breaker of the law. Shak.


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.



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.


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