safecracker

noun
safe·​crack·​er | \ ˈsāf-ˌkra-kər How to pronounce safecracker (audio) \

Definition of safecracker

: one that breaks open safes to steal

Other Words from safecracker

safecracking \ ˈsāf-​ˌkra-​kiŋ How to pronounce safecracker (audio) \ noun

Examples of safecracker in a Sentence

The bank was robbed by a professional safecracker.
Recent Examples on the Web All that’s missing is a safecracker spinning dials and listening for a telltale click. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Feb. 2022 Saul is, first and foremost, a rhetorical safecracker. New York Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Army of Thieves stars Sebastian, a character who was a somewhat minor part of the team in Army of the Dead, a safecracker named Dieter. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 The latter, played by Matthias Schweighofer, is a genius safecracker. Andy Meek, BGR, 29 Oct. 2021 The main holdover from the first film is German actor/director Matthias Schweighöfer, who played the safecracker Dieter, and not only stars in the film but directs it. Brian Lowry, CNN, 29 Oct. 2021 The film is most engaging when Sebastian, who’s basically presented as the genius safecracker of all time, stands before one of these contraptions without knowing anything about it and figures out how to open it. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 26 Oct. 2021 Directed by/starring Matthias Schweighöfer, Army of Thieves gives us the backstory of how Dieter became a safecracker during America’s zombie apocalypse. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 26 Sep. 2021 Directed by/starring Matthias Schweighöfer, Army of Thieves gives us the backstory of how Dieter became a safecracker during America’s zombie apocalypse. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 26 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of safecracker

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Safecracker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safecracker. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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