Etymology
Advertisement

breaker (n.)

late 12c., "one who or that which breaks;" 1680s as "heavy ocean wave," agent noun from break (v.). Related: Breakers.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of breaker

breaker (n.)
a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone;
Synonyms: ledgeman
breaker (n.)
waves breaking on the shore;
Synonyms: surf / breakers
breaker (n.)
a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded;
Synonyms: circuit breaker
From wordnet.princeton.edu