Main definitions of leg-breaker in English

: leg-breaker1leg-breaker2

leg-breaker1

Pronunciation /ˈlɛɡˌbreɪkə/

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noun

  • 1US Something which breaks or is likely to break a person's or animal's leg or legs; a hazard or danger.

  • 2slang A hired thug, an enforcer.

  • 3Cricket
    rare = "leg break".

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Yankee & Boston Literary Gazette. From leg + breaker.

Main definitions of leg-breaker in English

: leg-breaker1leg-breaker2

leg-breaker2

Pronunciation /ˈlɛɡ ˌbreɪkə/

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noun

  • A leg-break bowler.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Saturday Review. From leg break + -er.