noun see housebreaking

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  • Housebreaker — House break er, n. One who is guilty of the crime of housebreaking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • housebreaker — index burglar Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • housebreaker — UK [ˈhaʊsˌbreɪkə(r)] / US [ˈhaʊsˌbreɪkər] noun [countable] Word forms housebreaker : singular housebreaker plural housebreakers a thief who gets into people s houses by breaking windows, door locks etc …   English dictionary

  • housebreaker — [[t]ha͟ʊsbreɪkə(r)[/t]] housebreakers N COUNT A housebreaker is someone who enters another person s house by force, for example by breaking the locks or windows, in order to steal their possessions. Syn: burglar …   English dictionary

  • housebreaker — housebreaking ► NOUN ▪ the action of breaking into a building, especially in daytime, to commit a crime. DERIVATIVES housebreaker noun …   English terms dictionary

  • housebreaker — housebreaking, n. /hows bray keuhr/, n. 1. a person who breaks into and enters a house with a felonious intent. 2. Brit. a. a worker or wrecking company that demolishes houses and buildings, as to make room for new construction. b. a person who… …   Universalium

  • housebreaker — noun A criminal who breaks into and enters anothers house or premises with the intent of committing a crime. [H]e is dressed in such a rapscallion manner that the people would think you were talking to a house breaker …   Wiktionary

  • housebreaker — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. burgler (see stealing). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. thief, lock picker, burglar; see criminal , robber . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person who steals: bandit, burglar, highwayman, larcener,… …   English dictionary for students

  • housebreaker — house|break|er [ˈhausˌbreıkə US ər] n a thief who enters someone else s house by breaking locks, windows etc = ↑burglar >housebreaking n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • housebreaker — house|break|er [ haus,breıkər ] noun count a thief who gets into people s houses by breaking windows, locks on doors, etc: BURGLAR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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