noun (plural cracksmen)informal , dated
A burglar, especially a safe-breaker.
More example sentences
- Cracksmen are on the prowl.
- The cracksman didn't even require any nitro-glycerine to open the safe.
- Channels were changed by turning a dial with all the care of a master cracksman opening the safe of the Bank of England.
Definition of cracksman in:
- The US English dictionary