A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface.
A water wave in which water at the top of the wave curves over the base of the wave.
A wave tripped by shoaling water. The three types of breakers are spilling, plunging, and surging.
A wave that has broken into foam.
An electromechanical device that acts as a switch and fuse combination to protect and disconnect a circuit in case of an overload.
The electrical safety fusing device located in the electrical load center of each trailer. Rated in specific ampage capacities, each breaker protects a specific electrical circuit against overloading due to an electrical short or unusual electrical demand or load. There are standard (or resistance type) and G.F.I. breakers.
short for circuit breaker.
A safety device to sense overloading and interrupt the circuit.
Specifically: A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines; also, the building in which such a machine is placed.
a coal processing plant where the coal is cleaned of debris, sized, washed, and prepared for market
Large machine for breaking coal
A machine which combines coal crushing and screening. Normally consists of a rotating drum in which coal is broken by gravity impact against the walls of the drum.
Someone who disassembles books, usually to sell individual plates when the book is in very bad condition or is already missing some leaves or plates.
A person who breaks up books to sell the plates individually, or the book itself when the covers are so bad that it either has to be rebound or broken up.
Someone who removes the illustrations or tipped-in plates from books in order to sell them separately. The book these plates are taken from is often damaged and would otherwise require expensive rebinding. The plates may be in fine condition and thus worth more if sold alone. Many, however, find this practice quite objectionable.
A copy of a book which has parts damaged or missing but which may be matched with a copy in similar condition to produce a good copy - a trade term