What does the word breaker mean?

Usage examples for breaker

  1. Another vast breaker came rolling over the reef, and washed quite over me. – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  2. He showed the book open at the place to Captain Breaker; but he had read it, and carried the whole matter in his mind. – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  3. " That is worth saving," and Pats, watching his opportunity, followed up a receding breaker and procured the prize. – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell