body snatcher

noun

Definition of body snatcher

: one who steals corpses from graves

First Known Use of body snatcher

circa 1812

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body snatcher

noun body snatch·er \ -ˈsnach-ər \

medical Definition of body snatcher

: one especially in former times who illegally removed usually recently interred corpses from graves for medical dissection or for sale for this purpose

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