cracksman
noun Date: circa 1812 burglar; also safecracker

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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

  • cracksman — [kraks′mən] n. pl. cracksmen [kraks′mən] [< CRACK1, vt. 8 + MAN] [Old Slang] a burglar or safecracker …   English World dictionary

  • cracksman — /kraks meuhn/, n., pl. cracksmen. Slang. burglar; housebreaker. [1805 15; CRACK + S3 + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cracksman — cracks·man || kræksmÉ™n n. safebreaker, safecracker; burglar (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cracksman — noun (plural cracksmen) informal, dated a safe breaker …   English new terms dictionary

  • cracksman — cracks·man …   English syllables

  • cracksman — cracks•man [[t]ˈkræks mən[/t]] n. pl. men. Slang. sts a burglar • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • cracksman — /ˈkræksmən/ (say kraksmuhn) noun (plural cracksmen) Colloquial a burglar. {combination of two words originally in a syntactical relationship; crack s (genitive case) (crack (def. 56) + man} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cracksman —  Burglar …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • cracksman — n. (pl. men) sl. a burglar, esp. a safe breaker …   Useful english dictionary

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