Breath·a·ly·zer /'bre-thə-ˌlī-zər/ trademark
— used for a device that is used to determine the alcohol content of a breath sample

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

A device used to check the level of alcohol in a person’s breath; breathalyzer test results are admissible as evidence.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

n. A device that measures that blood alcohol content of a person by analyzing the content of the moisture in her breath. Usually used by police when a person is suspected of driving while intoxicated.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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