safecracker

noun
safe·crack·er | \ˈsāf-ˌkra-kər \

Definition of safecracker 

: one that breaks open safes to steal

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safecracking \ˈsāf-ˌkra-kiŋ \ noun

Examples of safecracker in a Sentence

The bank was robbed by a professional safecracker.

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The protagonist of Fuller’s bleak world is not an F.B.I. man but a rogue safecracker, Tolly Devlin (Cliff Robertson), who is motivated by vengeance to bring down the criminals who killed his father. J. Hoberman, New York Times, "Sam Fuller and Fritz Lang: Audacious Auteurs of Noir," 27 Apr. 2018 The Cougars started the second quarter on an 8-0 run en route to a 21-15 halftime lead, stealing momentum like a veteran safecracker under the cover of night. Adam Baum, Cincinnati.com, "Mount Notre Dame rallies to beat GGCL rival McAuley," 4 Jan. 2018 This requires recruiting safecracker Joe Bang (Daniel Craig). Chris Ball, cleveland.com, "'Logan Lucky,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 8 Dec. 2017 Best of all is Daniel Craig as the expert safecracker Joe Bang, whom the brothers decide to break out of prison for his special skills, then break back into prison once the heist is done. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Logan Lucky Is a Welcome Return to Movies for Steven Soderbergh," 17 Aug. 2017 High-end safes evoke exciting scenes from the movies, with steely safecrackers listening for clicks or drilling into dense steel with lasers. Michael Wilson, New York Times, "A technician sets the combination for a safe’s lock for the first time. “We have you write it on a piece of paper,” and hand it to the technician, Mr. Israeli said. Some dealers may keep a copy for a period of time, in case the safe’s owner should need it.," 8 Jan. 2017 These levels shown in ratings by Underwriters Laboratories, such as TRTL-60X6 or TRTL-30X6, indicate that safecrackers at the lab, using tools and torches, were unable to breach any of the six sides of the safe in 60 or 30 minutes. Michael Wilson, New York Times, "A technician sets the combination for a safe’s lock for the first time. “We have you write it on a piece of paper,” and hand it to the technician, Mr. Israeli said. Some dealers may keep a copy for a period of time, in case the safe’s owner should need it.," 8 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of safecracker

1873, in the meaning defined above

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safecracker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of safecracker

: a person who steals things by opening safes

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