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Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

Wave that is collapsing or breaking as a result of the wave approaching the shore and reaching shallower water. The decreasing water depth causes the wavelength and speed to decrease and...

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Breakers

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 29 words.

see new zealand breakers. 2009 otago daily times With the league cut from 10 to eight teams, the Breakers

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breaker

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 124 words.

acre, baker, breaker, Chandrasekhar, faker, forsaker, Jamaica, Laker, maker, nacre, partaker, Quaker, raker, saker, shaker, staker, taker, undertaker,

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breaker

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 119 words.

acre, baker, breaker, Chandrasekhar, faker, forsaker, Jamaica, Laker, maker, nacre, partaker, Quaker, raker, saker, shaker, staker, taker, undertaker,

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breaker

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 149 words.

A breaker or breaking copy is a book destined, with the tacit consent of buyer and seller, to be dismembered

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breaker

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

Wave that is collapsing or breaking as a result of the wave approaching the shore and reaching shallower water. The decreasing water depth causes the wavelength and speed to decrease and...

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breaker

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 106 words.

A wave that is collapsing or breaking as a result of the wave approaching the shore and reaching shallower water. The decreasing water depth causes the wavelength and speed to decrease and...

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breaker

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 106 words.

*Wave that is collapsing or breaking as a result of the wave approaching the shore and reaching shallower water. The decreasing water depth causes the wavelength and speed to decrease and...

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breaker

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

A breaker or breaking copy is a book destined, with the tacit consent of buyer and seller, to be dismembered and its component parts sold individually. This usually applies to ...

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breaker <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 8 words.

ˈbrɛ:kəɹ

sp breaker2

> horseback-, promise-breaker

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plunging breaker

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

Wave that breaks by plunging forward in the direction of motion, so that its crest falls into the preceding trough and encloses a pocket of air. The wave-form is then lost. Typically it...

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Law-breaker

Anne Norton.

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

June 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 8066 words.

This chapter goes over the history of Fredrick Douglass’s early life, especially his fight with and escape from Edward Covey, the slave breaker. It starts with his birth on Maryland’s...

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law-breaker <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

ˈlɔ:-ˌbrɛ:kǝɹ

sp law-breaker1

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promise-breaker <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 7 words.

ˈprɒmɪs-ˌbrɛ:kǝɹ

sp promise-breaker2

> break

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horseback-breaker <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 8 words.

ˈɔ:ɹsbak-ˌbrɛ:kǝɹ, ˈhɔ:-

sp hors-back-breaker1

> break

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tie-breaker

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 124 words.

acre, baker, breaker, Chandrasekhar, faker, forsaker, Jamaica, Laker, maker, nacre, partaker, Quaker, raker, saker, shaker, staker, taker, undertaker,

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tie-breaker

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 119 words.

acre, baker, breaker, Chandrasekhar, faker, forsaker, Jamaica, Laker, maker, nacre, partaker, Quaker, raker, saker, shaker, staker, taker, undertaker,

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New Zealand Breakers

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 46 words.

plural noun a men’s basketball team competing in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL). 2009 nz herald The New Zealand Breakers

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strike-breaker

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

A worker who refuses to join a strike or accepts work as a replacement for a striking worker, and thereby undermines strike action by a trade union. Within the trade union movement,...

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breaker

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 A small barrel or cask kept permanently in ships' boats for the stowage of drinking water for use in case of shipwreck. It is synonymous with barrico, which is the older...

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breaker

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 105 words.

Wave that is collapsing or breaking as a result of the wave approaching the shore and reaching shallower water. The

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