Cracksmen
Cracksman Cracks"man (kr?ks"man), n., pl. {Cracksmen} (-men). A burglar. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

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  • Cracksman — Cracks man (kr?ks man), n., pl. {Cracksmen} ( men). A burglar. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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