|break of day|
|another term for dawn|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
break of day
Dawn, early morning, as in We'll leave at break of day, as soon as it's light, or I feel as though I've been working since the break of day. This term uses break in the sense "burst out of darkness." [First half of 1500s] A synonym from the same period is the noun daybreak.