cat burglar
noun Date: 1907 a burglar who is adept at entering and leaving the burglarized place without attracting notice

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cat burglar — A cat burglar is a skillful thief who breaks into places without disturbing people or setting off alarms …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cat-burglar — catˈ burglar noun A burglar who performs nimble climbing feats or employs stealth and agility to gain access to premises • • • Main Entry: ↑cat …   Useful english dictionary

  • cat burglar — n. Slang a burglar who enters buildings by climbing up to openings in upper stories, roofs, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cat burglar — cat burglars N COUNT A cat burglar is a thief who steals from houses or other buildings by climbing up walls and entering through windows or through the roof …   English dictionary

  • cat burglar — cat .burglar n a thief who enters a building by climbing up walls, pipes etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cat burglar — cat ,burglar noun count a thief who gets into buildings by climbing up walls …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cat burglar — ► NOUN ▪ a thief who enters a building by climbing to an upper storey …   English terms dictionary

  • cat burglar — noun a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person s house • Syn: ↑housebreaker • Hypernyms: ↑burglar * * * noun, pl ⋯ lars [count] : a thief who enters buildings by climbing up a wall and going in through a window without being… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cat burglar — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cat burglar : singular cat burglar plural cat burglars a thief who gets into buildings by climbing up walls …   English dictionary

  • cat burglar — noun A particularly stealthy burglar, especially one who gains undetected entry through their agility. The police were baffled by the exploits of a cat burglar who only stole from the upper floors of high rise apartments …   Wiktionary

  • cat burglar — a burglar who enters a building by climbing a wall etc. We lost our stereo when a cat burglar entered our apartment …   Idioms and examples

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