Break(brk), n. [See Break, v. t., and cf. Brake (the instrument), Breach, Brack a crack.] 1. An opening made by fracture or disruption.
2. An interruption of continuity; change of direction; as, a break in a wall; a break in the deck of a ship. Specifically: (a)
(Arch.) A projection or recess from the face of a building. (b)
(Elec.) An opening or displacement in the circuit, interrupting the electrical current.
3. An interruption; a pause; as, a
break in friendship; a
break in the conversation.
4. An interruption in continuity in writing or printing, as where there is an omission, an unfilled line, etc.
All modern trash isSwift.
Set forth with numerous breaks and dashes.
5. The first appearing, as of light in the morning; the dawn; as, the
break of day; the
break of dawn.
6. A large four-wheeled carriage, having a straight body and calash top, with the driver's seat in front and the footman's behind.
7. A device for checking motion, or for measuring friction. See Brake,
n. 9 & 10.
(Teleg.) See Commutator.
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