safecracker

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noun safe·crack·er \ˈsāf-ˌkra-kər\

Definition of safecracker

  1. :  one that breaks open safes to steal

safecracking

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Examples of safecracker in a sentence

  1. The bank was robbed by a professional safecracker.

1873

First Known Use of safecracker

1873


SAFECRACKER Defined for English Language Learners

safecracker

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noun safe·crack·er \ˈsāf-ˌkra-kər\

Definition of safecracker for English Language Learners

  • : a person who steals things by opening safes

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