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prowler

Syllabification: prowl·er
Pronunciation: /ˈproulər
 
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Definition of prowler in English:

noun

A person who moves stealthily around or loiters near a place with a view to committing a crime, especially burglary.
Example sentences
  • You would have to be sure in addition that some unknown third party - a chance intruder, a prowler, another acquaintance - did not commit the murders.
  • Has anyone begun to question the prowler they found near the Princes' Sanctuary as yet?
  • The Ringmaster System will enable schools to rapidly receive information from police or Neighbourhood Watch on everything from vandalism to prowlers.

Words that rhyme with prowler

fowler, growler, howler, scowler

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