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English noun: breather

1. breather (time) a short respite

Synonymsbreath, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time

Broader (hypernym)relief, respite, rest, rest period

2. breather (artifact) air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time

Synonymsschnorchel, schnorkel, snorkel, snorkel breather

Broader (hypernym)air duct, air passage, airway

Part meronympigboat, sub, submarine, U-boat

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