rogues' gallery

rogues' gallery
noun Date: 1859 a collection of pictures of persons arrested as criminals; also a collection or list likened to a rogues' gallery <
a rogues' gallery of infectious diseases

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rogues'gallery — (rōgz) n. A collection of pictures of known and suspected criminals maintained in police files and used for making identifications. * * * …   Universalium

  • rogues' gallery — noun count 1. ) OLD FASHIONED a set of photographs of criminals kept by the police 2. ) HUMOROUS a group of bad people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rogues' gallery — ► NOUN informal ▪ a collection of photographs of known criminals, used by police to identify suspects …   English terms dictionary

  • rogues' gallery — ☆ rogues gallery n. a collection of the photographs of criminals, as used by police in identification …   English World dictionary

  • rogues' gallery — 1) N SING: oft N of n A rogues gallery is a collection of photographs of criminals that is kept by the police and used when they want to identify someone. [JOURNALISM] ...a Rogues Gallery of juvenile crime gangs. 2) N SING: oft N of n… …   English dictionary

  • rogues' gallery — noun 1. : a collection of portraits of criminals the rogues gallery in the post office 2. : a collection resembling a collection of portraits of criminals this interesting rogues gallery of the insect world includes detailed snapshots of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rogues gallery — Not to be confused with Peanut gallery. For other uses, see Rogues gallery (disambiguation). A rogues gallery (or rogues gallery) is a police collection of pictures or photographs of criminals and suspects kept for identification purposes. The… …   Wikipedia

  • rogues' gallery — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rogues gallery : singular rogues gallery plural rogues galleries old fashioned a set of photographs of criminals kept by the police …   English dictionary

  • Rogues' gallery — Rogue Rogue, n. [F. rogue proud, haughty, supercilious; cf. Icel. hr?kr a rook, croaker (cf. {Rook} a bird), or Armor. rok, rog, proud, arogant.] 1. (Eng.Law) A vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp. [1913 Webster] Note: The phrase …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rogues' gallery — noun a) A set of pictures of convicted or suspected criminals used in law enforcement investigations to help witnesses identify suspects. When the policemen arrest a man . . . if there is good reason to suspect him, they take his picture before… …   Wiktionary

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