Definition of codebreaker in English:



  • A person who solves a code or codes.

    • ‘During World War II some of the top military code-breakers in America tried to decipher it, but failed.’
    • ‘The writers even created three alien languages that have given geeks and FBI code-breakers endless hours of fun.’
    • ‘The series also contains a cipher - no prize this time - for wannabe code-breakers to try.’
    • ‘Such was the poor state of US intelligence communication, German code-breakers found it easy to intercept and interpret cables.’
    • ‘Two veteran code-breakers have received a worldwide response to their request for solutions to an enigmatic message on a monument.’
    • ‘The novel will be enjoyed best by code-breakers.’
    • ‘By the time her brother died, he had recovered enough information for code-breakers at the wartime intelligence centre Bletchley Park to crack the Enigma codes.’
    • ‘One of these is the observation that language is a code employed only by code-breakers: that none of us knows the language we speak as a fully explicit system.’
    • ‘During the Second World War a number of listening posts in the high frequency bands, coupled to Japanese language interpreters and code-breakers, were set up outside Delhi.’
    • ‘In the weeks afterward, would-be code-breakers got to work on deciphering the judge's code.’