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One who breaks into safes in order to steal items from them.

safe′crack′ing n.


(ˈseɪfˌkræk ər)

a person who breaks open safes to rob them.
[1930–35, Amer.]
safe′crack`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.safecracker - a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contentssafecracker - 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
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But even with the help of an expert safecracker (George Clooney), the team realises the plan requires courage and daring - qualities they all lack.
Even with the help of expert safecracker Jerzy (Clooney), the team soon realises that Cosimo's plan will require plenty of courage and daring: qualities they all lack.
Also this film's executive producer, Clooney's brief but memorable cameos as a wheelchair-bound safecracker is also a comic performance to savour.