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safe-breaker

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(also safe-blower or safe-cracker)

Definition of safe-breaker in English:

noun

informal
A person who breaks open and robs safes.
Example sentences
  • Arnold agrees to use Buster's services as a safe-breaker provided Buster pays him £500 immediately.
  • Hunkin's page coincided with our acquisition of this book by the delightfully-named Shifty Burke, Memoirs of a safe-breaker, published by Arthur Baker Ltd in 1966.
  • Another useful double agent whom the XX-committee ran was a London safe-breaker called Edward Chapman who had been recruited by the Abwehr while awaiting trial for burglary in the Channel Islands.

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