A sea surface wave that has become too steep to be stable and that breaks on the shore or in the open ocean. Breakers can be classified into four categories: 1) A spilling breaker breaks gradually over a considerable distance; 2) plunging breakers tend to curl over and break with a crash; 3) surging breakers peak up, but then instead of spilling or plunging, they surge up on the beach face; 4) collapsing breakers break in the middle or near the bottom of the wave rather than at the top.
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.
A heat-activated electrical device used to open an electrical circuit to protect it from excessive current flow. BTU- Abbreviation of British thermal unit. A British thermal unit is the amount (quantity) of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 lb. of water 1o F.
an often large building located close to a mine shaft, housing machinery to break-up large pieces of mined coal into different sizes and grades of coal (from small to large: rice, buckwheat, pea, chestnut, stove, egg and grate) and remove impurities. The sorting of these different kinds of coal is done by a system of screens which lie in tiers. Each succeeding screen projects farther out than the one next above it. The finest coal falls into the first row of bunkers, the next in order falls into the next row of bunkers, and so on. The finished product is then loaded onto hopper cars for delivery ( click here for a schematic).
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 term, along with "Break," used when a CB operator wants others on a channel to break off routine chatter: "Breaker. Breaker.,, Also refers to the person who is calling: "Hold on, Pink Panther, we got a breaker." See also "button-pusher."