Break

Break

(brk), n. [See Break, v. t., and cf. Brake (the instrument), Breach, Brack a crack.] 1. An opening made by fracture or disruption.
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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.
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3. An interruption; a pause; as, a break in friendship; a break in the conversation.
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4. An interruption in continuity in writing or printing, as where there is an omission, an unfilled line, etc.
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All modern trash is
Set forth with numerous breaks and dashes.
Swift.
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5. The first appearing, as of light in the morning; the dawn; as, the break of day; the break of dawn.
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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.
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7. A device for checking motion, or for measuring friction. See Brake, n. 9 & 10.
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8. (Teleg.) See Commutator.
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