Breaker
Breaker Break"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, breaks. [1913 Webster]

I'll be no breaker of the law. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines; also, the building in which such a machine is placed. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) A small water cask. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

4. A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface. [1913 Webster]

The breakers were right beneath her bows. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

5. a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone.

Syn: ledgeman. [WordNet 1.5]


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