breather Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a short respite
    breathing place; breathing space; breath; breathing time; breathing spell.
  2. noun air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time
    snorkel breather; snorkel; schnorkel; schnorchel.


Breath"er noun
  1. One who breathes. Hence: (a) One who lives.(b) One who utters. (c) One who animates or inspires.
  2. That which puts one out of breath, as violent exercise. Colloq.

Webster 1913