[syn: circuit breaker, breaker]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
5. a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone [syn:
2: waves breaking on the shore [syn: surf, breaker,
3: a device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when
overloaded [syn: circuit breaker, breaker]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
95 Moby Thesaurus words for "breaker":
analyzer, billow, bore, breakers, breeder, broncobuster, buckaroo,
cattleman, centrifuge, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, collar,
comb, comber, cow keeper, cowman, cutter, dairy farmer, dairyman,
dirty water, eagre, equerry, farrier, foam, froth, gravity wave,
grazier, groom, ground swell, head, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell,
horseshoer, hostler, lather, lift, lop, meringue, mousse, offscum,
peak, popple, puff, rancher, ranchero, ranchman, riffle, ripple,
rise, roll, roller, rough water, scend, scud, scum, sea, sea foam,
send, separator, sheepman, sieve, soapsuds, souffle, spindrift,
spoondrift, spray, spume, stableboy, stableman, stinging,
stock raiser, stockbreeder, stockkeeper, stockman, stripper, suds,
surf, surge, swell, tamer, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave,
trainer, trough, tsunami, undulation, water wave, wave, wavelet,
white horses, white water, whitecaps