breaker vs ledgeman what difference

what is difference between breaker and ledgeman

English

Etymology 1

From Middle English breker, brekere, equivalent to break +‎ -er. Cognate with Dutch breker, German Brecher.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɹeɪkə/
  • (US) enPR: brāʹkər, IPA(key): /ˈbɹeɪkɚ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪkə(ɹ)

Noun

breaker (plural breakers)

  1. Something that breaks.
  2. A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines
  3. The building in which such a machine is placed.
  4. A person who specializes in breaking things.
  5. (chiefly in the plural) A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sandbank, or a rock or reef near the surface, considered a useful warning to ships of an underwater hazard
    • 1925, Ezra Pound, Canto I:
      And then went down to the ship,
      Set keel to breakers, forth on the godly sea
  6. (colloquial) A breakdancer.
  7. (US, dated) A user of CB radio.
    • 2015, Dave Wise, Stuart Wise, Like A Summer With A Thousand Julys
      Their radios had been blocked by a breaker calling himself Yankee Bucket Mouth.
  8. (primarily plural) Clipping of shipbreaker.
  9. (electrical engineering) Clipping of circuit breaker.
  10. A horsebreaker.
    • 1831-1850, William Youatt, On the Structure and the Diseases of the Horse
      A hasty and passionate breaker will often make a really goodtempered young horse an inveterate gibber
Synonyms
  • (something that breaks): destroyer, wrecker
  • (machine for breaking rocks or coal):
  • (building containing such a machine):
  • (wave):
  • (breakdancer): B-boy (male), B-girl (female), breakdancer
Derived terms
Translations

Interjection

breaker

  1. (US, dated) Used to open a conversation or call for a response on CB radio.

Etymology 2

Probably from Spanish barrica (barrel). Doublet of barrique.

Noun

breaker (plural breakers)

  1. A small cask of liquid kept permanently in a ship’s boat in case of shipwreck.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      Then the conversation broke off, and there was little more talking, only a noise of men going backwards and forwards, and of putting down of kegs and the hollow gurgle of good liquor being poured from breakers into the casks.

Anagrams

  • rebreak

French

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʁɛ.kœʁ/

Noun

breaker m (plural breakers)

  1. circuit breaker
Synonyms
  • disjoncteur

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʁɛ.ke/

Verb

breaker

  1. (tennis) To break (win a game when receiving)
Conjugation
Derived terms
  • débreaker


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