• (British) IPA: /bɹiː.ðə(ɹ)/

breather (plural breathers)

  1. Something or someone that breathes.
  2. A short break; a rest or respite.
    After a short breather she was ready to continue up the hill.
  3. (physics) A spatially localized, time-periodic excitation in a one-dimensional lattice.
  4. (colloquial, dated) That which puts one out of breath, such as violent exercise.
  5. (mechanics) An air inlet path to the crankcase
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