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.
(Naut.) A small water cask.
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.Longfellow.
5. a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone.
Syn. -- ledgeman.
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