breakaway: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (brāk'u-wā"), [key]
- an act or instance of breaking away; secession; separation: the breakaway of two provinces from a state.
- a departure or break from routine or tradition: a three-day breakaway in the Bahamas.
- a person or thing that breaks away.
- an object, as a theatrical prop, constructed so that it breaks or falls apart easily, esp. upon impact.
- a sudden rush down the ice by a player or players in an attempt to score a goal, after breaking clear of defending opponents.
- a run by an offensive player breaking through the defense for a long gain.
- a stampede.
- an animal that breaks away from the herd or flock.
- of, pertaining to, or being that which separates or secedes: the breakaway faction of the Socialist party.
- departing from routine or tradition.
- constructed of such lightweight material or in such a way as to shatter or come apart easily: breakaway highway signposts; Build a breakaway set for the barroom brawl.
- (of theatrical costumes) constructed so as to be quickly removable, as by a performer playing several roles.
- breakaway (Thesaurus)