safe-breaker

safe-breaker

n
a person who breaks open and robs safes. Also called: safe-cracker
Translations

safe-breaker

[ˈseɪfˌbreɪkəʳ] safe-cracker [ˈseifˌkrækəʳ] (Am) nscassinatore/trice
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Sexy Beast (Friday, Channel 4, 12.10am) (2000) A retired safe-breaker enjoying the high life in Spain becomes the target of unwanted attention when his psychotic former gangland boss comes looking to enlist his expertise for a major bank robbery in London.
His recollections added another dimension to the trip - especially when he disclosed that his role in the conflict was as a safe-breaker for the CIA.
The two other suspects not in court are a high-ranking army officer named Mohannad Abdel Saheb, and a safe-breaker, known only as Hussein.
Rooney is about to explode in a scoring glut again and Scholes, that nimble-toed defensive safe-breaker, has never played better.
George Reynolds The former safe-breaker took control of Darlington in 1999.
Former convicted safe-breaker and thief Reynolds, who was getting pounds 120,000 a year in that period, did send one return ( for his old age pension, leaving him with a tax bill of pounds 14.
He was also a safe-breaker, but of no professional distinction.
1952: A have-a-go hero in America grabbed a revolver to help a policeman tackling a safe-breaker.
TV FAVOURITE Warren Clarke turns up as retired safe-breaker Geoff in The Debt who is talked into coming out of retirement for one last job to save his family.
The extraordinary life stories of Harry Smailes and John Cunningham reflect their childhood fate - one became a law-abiding family man, the other a safe-breaker, bank robber and womaniser.
Warren is Geoff, a retired safe-breaker trying to earn an honest crust (groan) as a baker.