safecracker

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noun safe·crack·er \ ˈsāf-ˌkra-kər \

Definition of safecracker

:one that breaks open safes to steal

safecracking

play \ˈsāf-ˌkra-kiŋ\ noun

Examples of safecracker in a Sentence

  1. The bank was robbed by a professional safecracker.

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First Known Use of safecracker

1873


SAFECRACKER Defined for English Language Learners

safecracker

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noun

Definition of safecracker for English Language Learners

  • : a person who steals things by opening safes


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