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Noun: breather  bree-dhu(r)
  1. [informal] A short respite
    - breath, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time
  2. Air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time
    - snorkel, schnorkel, schnorchel, snorkel breather

Derived forms: breathers

Type of: air duct, air passage, airway, relief, respite, rest, rest period

Part of: pigboat, sub [informal], submarine

Encyclopedia: Breather