Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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BREAKER, n. Sc. usage: A heavy playing-marble, one used to scatter one's opponent's marbles. Sc. 1821 Blackwood's Mag. (Aug.) 35:
In my time there were only two species Marble and Stone bowls; but now there are five or six different kinds, formed of stucco, clay, &c. which, though more of them can be got for a penny, yet I doubt much if they would stand the force of a Breaker of former days.

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