Definition of Ball-breaker

1. Noun. A demanding woman who destroys men's confidence.

Exact synonyms: Ball-buster
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman



2. Noun. A job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing. "Vietnam was a ball-breaker"
Exact synonyms: Ball-buster
Generic synonyms: Chore, Job, Task

Definition of Ball-breaker

1. Noun. (idiomatic vulgar) A person or task which is excessively demanding or punishing. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ball-breaker

balkiest
balkily
balkiness
balkinesses
balking
balkingly
balkings
balkish
balkline
balklines
balks
balky
ball-and-socket joint
ball-and-socket joints
ball-breaker (current term)
ball-breakers
ball-buster
ball-by-ball
ball-club
ball-clubs
ball-flower
ball-flowers
ball-hawking
ball-peen hammer
ball-peen hammers
ball-pein hammer
ball-pein hammers
ball-playing
ball-point pen

Literary usage of Ball-breaker

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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Mines (1915)
"THE BALL BREAKER. The cost of breaking may be greatly reduced by adopting a method introduced by an Alabama marble company. A breaker consisting of a steel ..."

2. The Tourist's Guide: Or, Pencillings in England and on the Continent; with by John Henry Sherburne (1847)
"On it is this inscription in Dutch, which was made in the casting, viz: " Over hill and dale I send my ball, Breaker, my name, of mound and wall. ..."

3. The Visitor, Or, Monthly Instructor by Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) (1843)
"It bears a Dutch inscription, with the following meaning ; " O'er hill and dale I throw my ball, Breaker, my name, of mound and wall. ..."

4. The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places, and Coast Scenery of Great Britain by William Finden, William Henry Bartlett (1842)
"... and the verses inscribed on its breech have been translated as follows : — " O'er hill and dale I throw my ball; Breaker, my name, of mound and wall. ..."

5. England's Topographer: Or A New and Complete History of the County of Kent by William Henry Ireland (1829)
"Translated: "O'er hill and dale I hurl my ball, Breaker my name, of mound and wall." • In the year 1827 this famous piece of ordinance was remounted on an ..."

6. Rambling Reminiscences of a Residence Abroad: England--Guernsey by John Lewis Peyton (1888)
"... and bears a Flemish inscription of which the following is a translation : "O'er hill and dale I throw my ball, Breaker my name of mound and wall. ..."

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