cracksman


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cracksman

(ˈkræksmən)
n, pl -men
slang a burglar, esp a safe-breaker

cracks•man

(ˈkræks mən)

n., pl. -men. Slang.
a burglar.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cracksman - a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contentscracksman - a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
Translations

cracksman

n pl <-men> (sl)Safeknacker m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Scape, lately admitted partner into the great Calcutta House of Fogle, Fake, and Cracksman, in which poor Scape had embarked seventy thousand pounds, the earnings of a long and honourable life, taking Fake's place, who retired to a princely park in Sussex (the Fogles have been long out of the firm, and Sir Horace Fogle is about to be raised to the peerage as Baron Bandanna)--admitted, I say, partner into the great agency house of Fogle and Fake two years before it failed for a million and plunged half the Indian public into misery and ruin.
You'll be a fine young cracksman afore the old file now.
This person appears to have been none other that Beddington, the famous forger and cracksman, who, with his brother, had only recently emerged from a five years' spell of penal servitude.
Give it up - whatever it is," he said in an admonishing tone, but not so kindly as if he were condescending to give good advice to a cracksman of repute.
While he spoke he was moving about the sitting-room, which was charmingly furnished in the antique style, and making as many remarks as though he were an auctioneer's clerk with an inventory to prepare and a day to do it in, instead of a cracksman who might be surprised in his crib at any moment.
The Australian mare Winx took second place with 132, followed by Cracksman (GB) and Gun Runner (USA), who were tied at 130.
The news comes after Cracksman emulated his sire when landing the Group 1 Champion Stakes at Ascot - and follows another highly successful sales season for the Banstead Manor resident, during which a filly by Frankel fetched 2.
The ever-popular Italian is looking forward to jetting across the world in search of further glory this year following a stellar 2017 with headline triumphs on Enable, Cracksman and Persuasive.
WE witnessed the performance of the year last week as Cracksman destroyed the field when winning Ascot's Champions Stakes by seven lenghts.
He rides outsider Chilean today 4 Pat Eddery and Lester Piggott have both won this race five times O'Brien has trained three of the last six winners 5Aidan WE witnessed the performance of the year last week as Cracksman destroyed the field when winning Ascot's Champions Stakes by seven lenghts.
THERE are few Group One races missing from the CVs of John Gosden and Frankie Dettori and there is now one less after Cracksman turned in a display of sheer brilliance in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.
BY DAVID YATES CRACKSMAN tamed Storm Brian with a thunderous QIPCO Champion Stakes triumph that lit up Ascot - and took Frankie Dettori to a new landmark.