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 ?
His coming to my rooms at midnight, merely to tell me about his dinner, was in itself enough to excuse a suspicion which was certainly at variance with my knowledge of A.